Functions of Victorian culture at the present time
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Brand new An assessment of the theme of the Victorians' continuing legacy and its effect on our own culture and perception of the world. It looks at how the Victorians still contribute to 21st century culture and confronts the challenges of disseminating the older culture in the new millennium. Bookseller Inventory # 79738
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Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time addresses the theme of the Victorians' continuing legacy and its effect on our own culture and perception of the world. The contributors' diverse topics include the persistent influence of Jack the Ripper on police procedures, the enormous success of the magazine Victoria and the lifestyle it promotes, and film, television, and theatrical adaptations of Victorian texts.
Also addressed are appropriations of Oscar Wilde to market gay identity in contemporary advertising, and appeals to the Victorian empire in constructing the 'New Britain' for the era of globalization. Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time encourages a critique of how these artifacts contribute to contemporary culture and confronts the challenges of disseminating the older culture in the new millennium.
The contributors include Simon Joyce, Ronald R. Thomas, Miriam Bailin, Ellen Bayuk Rosenman, Jesse Matz, Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, Kathleen Lonsdale, Christine L. Krueger, Florence Boos, David Barndollar, Susan Schorn, and Sue Lonoff.
About the Author: Christine L. Krueger is associate professor of English at Marquette University. She is the author of The Reader?s Repentance: Women Preachers, Women Writers, and Nineteenth-Century Social Discourse and essays on Victorian fiction, gender, literature, and law.
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Publisher: Ohio U.P.
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: New
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