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Abigail Joseph
EXQUISITE MATERIALS: EPISODES IN THE QUEER HISTORY OF VICTORIAN STYLE
(Virginia, 2019) xiv + 308 pp.
Reviewed by Yvonne Ivory on 2020-12-30
Queer Studies
Abigail Joseph here delivers two books for the price of one.
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David Sweeney Coombs
READING WITH THE SENSES IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND SCIENCE
(Virginia, 2019) xi + 175pp.
Reviewed by Kay Young on 2020-12-30
Why read a book about reading, perception, and the Victorians during a pandemic? Though not about the pandemic or sheltering in place, this book has an answer: like perception, it claims, reading literature connects us to the world.
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Seth H. Reno
EARLY ANTHROPOCENE LITERATURE IN BRITAIN, 1750-1884
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) xvi + 246 pp.
Reviewed by Scott Hess on 2020-12-21
Ecological Studies
The Anthropocene today is everywhere.
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Winter Jade Werner
Missionary Cosmopolitanism in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
(Ohio State, 2020) xi + 210 pp.
Reviewed by Mary Ellis Gibson on 2020-11-06
Victorian Studies
By age twelve I was satiated with Baptist sermons.
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Clara Dawson
VICTORIAN POETRY AND THE CULTURE OF EVALUATION
(Oxford, 2020). x + 256 pp.
Reviewed by Justin Sider on 2020-11-06
Victorian Poetry
In Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth (1883), George Meredith takes a crack at reviewers in a pleasingly clumsy sonnet entitled "The Point of Taste," which speaks to his fellow poets: Unhappy poets of a sunken prime! You to reviewers are as ball to bat.
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Lisa C. Robertson
HOME AND IDENTITY IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY LITERARY LONDON
(Edinburgh, 2020) vii + 215 pp.
Reviewed by Ruth McAdams on 2020-10-30
Victorian Studies
Ranging from 1880 to 1920, this book examines literary representations of new experiments in urban architecture that were necessitated by a growing population.
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