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Communities of CareThe Social Ethics of Victorian Fiction

Communities of Care: The Social Ethics of Victorian Fiction

Talia Schaffer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691199634
eISBN:
9780691226514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores Victorian fictional representations of care communities, small voluntary groups that coalesce around someone in need. Drawing lessons from Victorian sociality, the book proposes a ... More

Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion

Extraction Ecologies and the Literature of the Long Exhaustion

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691205533
eISBN:
9780691230559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205533.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The 1830s to the 1930s saw the rise of large-scale industrial mining in the British imperial world. This book examines how literature of this era reckoned with a new vision of civilization where ... More

The Fetters of RhymeLiberty and Poetic Form in Early Modern England

The Fetters of Rhyme: Liberty and Poetic Form in Early Modern England

Rebecca M. Rush

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691212555
eISBN:
9780691215686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691212555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In his 1668 preface to Paradise Lost, John Milton rejected the use of rhyme, portraying himself as a revolutionary freeing English verse from “the troublesome and modern bondage of Riming.” Despite ... More

Founded in FictionThe Uses of Fiction in the Early United States

Founded in Fiction: The Uses of Fiction in the Early United States

Thomas Koenigs

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691188942
eISBN:
9780691219820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188942.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the use of fiction? This question preoccupied writers in the early United States, where many cultural authorities insisted that fiction reading would mislead readers about reality. This book ... More

Juno's AeneidA Battle for Heroic Identity

Juno's Aeneid: A Battle for Heroic Identity

Joseph Farrell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691211169
eISBN:
9780691211176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691211169.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers an entirely new way of understanding the Aeneid. Many scholars regard Vergil's poem as an attempt to combine Homer's Iliad and Odyssey into a single epic. The book challenges this ... More

A Matter of ObscenityThe Politics of Censorship in Modern England

A Matter of Obscenity: The Politics of Censorship in Modern England

Christopher Hilliard

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691197982
eISBN:
9780691226118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197982.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

For Victorian lawmakers and judges, the question of whether a book should be allowed to circulate freely depended on whether it was sold to readers whose mental and moral capacities were in doubt, by ... More

Stoic Romanticism and the Ethics of Emotion

Stoic Romanticism and the Ethics of Emotion

Jacob Risinger

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691203430
eISBN:
9780691223117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691203430.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Stoic philosophers and Romantic writers might seem to have nothing in common: the ancient Stoics championed the elimination of emotion, and Romantic writers made a bold new case for expression, ... More

The Trials of OrpheusPoetry, Science, and the Early Modern Sublime

The Trials of Orpheus: Poetry, Science, and the Early Modern Sublime

Jenny C. Mann

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691219226
eISBN:
9780691219233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691219226.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

In ancient Greek mythology, the lyrical songs of Orpheus charmed the gods, and compelled animals, rocks, and trees to obey his commands. This mythic power inspired Renaissance philosophers and poets ... More

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