Creative Oxford, its influence in Victorian literature by William Skinkle Knickerbocker

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  • University of Oxford -- History.,
  • English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.

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Statementby William S. Knickerbocker.
LC ClassificationsPR468.O8 K5 1978
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 224 p. ;
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4720764M
ISBN 100849214580
LC Control Number78007807

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Rights: Public Domain, Google-digitized. Though marred by sentimentality and lack of interpretative power, William S. Knickerbocker's Creative Oxford: Its Influence in Victorian Literature usefully explores the idea of "rationalism and Catholicism" in contention for the soul of Victorian Oxford, especially in "Oxford's four great humanists"--Newman, Arnold, Ruskin, and Pater.

His. “Publishing Victorian Novels” looks to the methods of book history and literary criticism to ask how we might understand the ways Victorian publishers and authors (alongside editors, publishers’ readers, librarians, and booksellers) worked together to make novels.

Paying attention to both the material and literary aspects of this making, the essay examines a few different scenes of novel Cited by: 1. The Mind and Art of Victorian England. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, E-mail Citation» This collection of essays focuses on how the Victorian model of art, aesthetics, literature, and politics set the stage for British culture and had an influence that.

During the Victorian Era there was a number of changes taking place which influenced the Victorian Literature. Firstly, the population increased, since the fertility rates rised and the mortality rates dropped simultaneously. This increase of population brought need for improvement in technology and engineering.

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Victorian Literature Reading List. The best anthology of poetry is Christopher Ricks’s The New Oxford Book of Victorian Verse (), but you will need to acquire or to borrow editions of the authors you choose to study.

Some Background Reading. G.K. Chesterton’s The Victorian Age in Literature (Oxford, ; often reprinted) is eccentric.

Victorian period contribution to Literature. Great strides were made in English literature in this era. The writings of Charles Dickens, the Bronte sisters, Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde, Lewis Karol and Kipling still continue to captivate the like Shelly, Wordsworth, Tennyson and Browning created several gems of contemporary poetry.

1 Examples of academic studies of this field include The Sun is God: Painting, Literature and Mythology in the Nine-teenth Century, ed. byj. Bullen (Oxford: Clarendon Press, )^.

Bullen, The Pre-Raphaelite Body: Fear and Desire in Painting, Poetry, and Criticism (Oxford: Clarendon Press, ); Victorian Literature and the Victorian Visual. Cambridge Core - English Literature - Translation as Transformation in Victorian Poetry - by Annmarie Drury Please note, due to essential maintenance online purchasing will be unavailable between and (GMT) on 23rd November The copy was in excellent condition with a dust jacket.

The Victorian Novel is one of the latest in the definitive Oxford History of English Series. All the major Victorian writers are skillfully discussed such as Dickens, Thackeray, the Bröntes, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and s: 3.

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Victorian literature refers to English literature during the reign of Queen Victoria (). English writing from this era reflects the major transformation in most aspects of English life, such as significant scientific, economic, and technological advances to changes in class structures and the role of religion in society.

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The Victorian Age was characterized by rapid changes and development in nearly every sphere" (paragraph 1). The era is generally defined as having run from to —that is, from the year of Victoria's coronation to the year of her death—and the rapid developments mentioned above also strongly affected the sphere of literature.

2 Victorian Gothic. Jack Clark. The late Victorian period saw the publication of some of the most enduring and popular Gothic texts in English literature.

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Oxford movement, 19th-century movement centred at the University of Oxford that sought a renewal of “catholic,” or Roman Catholic, thought and practice within the Church of England in opposition to the Protestant tendencies of the church.

The argument was that the Anglican church was by history and identity a truly “catholic” church. An immediate cause of the movement was the change.

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Details *. English literature - English literature - The post-Romantic and Victorian eras: Self-consciousness was the quality that John Stuart Mill identified, inas “the daemon of the men of genius of our time.” Introspection was inevitable in the literature of an immediately Post-Romantic period, and the age itself was as prone to self-analysis as were its individual authors.

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For its time, this book was extremely well done, and the writing cannot be faulted in the light of Victorian English literature. The story, in fact, is still a good tale, but the long passages of exposition, even in the guise of conversation, makes it difficult for today's audience to read.

Children’s literature is a dynamic entity in its own right that offers its readers many avenues for pleasure, reflection, and emotional engagement. As this article argues, its place in education was established centuries ago, but this association continues today in ways that are both similar and different from its beginnings.

The irony of children’s literature is that, while it is. We are living in an age of transition.~John Stuart Mill, The Old has passed away, but alas, the New appears not in its stead; the Time is still in pangs of travail with the New.

(Log Out / But well, from what I know, the key events and ideas that influenced Victorian Literature anyway were: Industrialisation and its Impacts The Industrial Revolution occured somewhere between the.

For example: Poems for the Millennium, Volume 3: The University of California book of Romantic and Postromantic Poetry, ed. by Jerome Rothenberg and Jeffrey C. Robinson (Oakland, CA: University of California Press, ); Philip Davis, The Oxford English Literary History: Volume 8: – (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ), pp.

23, ; Ian Haywood, ‘The Literature of Chartism. Engaging and influential, this is a book which echoes the writing of those it studies.' Louise Ellis-Barrett Source: Reference Reviews 'This volume, part of the New Cambridge History of English Literature series, represents a major contribution to Victorian literary studies that will be considered a standard reference work for many years to come.'.

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"This book presents a detailed and knowledgeable account of such factors as the Oxford Movement and the influence of such Victorian dons as Benjamin Jowett and Walter Pater and the evolving evaluations of Classical Greece, its mores and s: 2.

Realism and research in Adam Bede Article by: Rohan Maitzen In Adam Bede, George Eliot sets out her commitment to realism as a literary genre – a commitment she would continue to develop over the course of her Rohan Maitzen explains how detailed research and Eliot’s own experience fed into the realist project, enabling her to express her beliefs about religion, sympathy and.

Obviously, you don’t have to just stick to the sorts of books you’d cover in class, but it’s always good to read a few, as the ‘classics’ had a huge influence on later writers. Another thing to take into account when reading for an English degree is the breadth of literature you’re covering.

Old English literature, or Anglo-Saxon literature, encompasses the surviving literature written in Old English in Anglo-Saxon England, in the period after the settlement of the Saxons and other Germanic tribes in England (Jutes and the Angles) c.after the withdrawal of the Romans, and "ending soon after the Norman Conquest" in These works include genres such as epic poetry.

Giving Women: Alliance and Exchange in Victorian Culture. Oxford University Press, these reinterpretations focus on figures that shaped fin-de-siècle literature, book illustration, and aesthetic publishing. both creative and self-defeating, that this environment provokes. Late Victorian into Modern Edited by Laura Marcus, Michele Mendelssohn, and Kirsten E.

Shepherd-Barr Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature. Opens up a range of dimensions of late Victorian and modern literature and culture; Emphasizes the "in-between," i.e.

the gradual changeover from Victorian to modern literature. The study of Victorian literature and culture has long been a particular strength of Oxford’s English Faculty, and we are currently producing some of the most exciting and innovative research in the field.

What do we do. Our research and teaching covers the full range of Victorian writing. The late Victorian period however, influenced the literary trend that modernism would become and the main focus of the writings was the individual and less evaluations of the society. While Victorians and their literature were concerned about the culture in which they already were, Modernists focused towards the future and different ideas.

The course convenors are Vincent Gillespie (Lady Margaret Hall) and Siân Grønlie (St Anne's College). History. Oxford has a long and distinguished history of studying medieval English language and literature. In it established one of the first ever professorships in English, the Rawlinson and Bosworth Chair of Anglo-Saxon, currently held by Andy Orchard.

Flint’s command of theoretical arguments about reception is asimpressive as her research in literary and archival sources; effectivelyshe does for the Victorian woman reader, on a much larger scale, whatsociologist Janice Radway did for contemporary romance-novel readers inReading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature (U.

The ideas of Charles Darwin and his fellow Victorian scientists have had an abiding effect on the modern world. But at the time The Origin of Species was published inthe British public looked not to practicing scientists but to a growing group of professional writers and journalists to interpret the larger meaning of scientific theories in terms they could understand and in ways they.

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It explains current uneasiness with the idea of ‘the literary’ by retracing its associations with the humanist writings of Arnold and Leavis and the subsequent reaction against humanism which propelled cultural studies, critical theory.

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