Knowing the Past: Victorian Literature and Culture

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Suzy Anger
Cornell University Press, 2001 - 279 էջ

To what extent is it possible to know the past or to know other cultures? Can one describe the past without imposing one's own cultural, political, social, or personal preconceptions? Testing the current skepticism that insists that it is impossible not to read one's own moment onto other times and cultures, the essays in this collection use the Victorian era as a means of developing a theory and critique of historical reclamation.In Knowing the Past, a distinguished group of Victorian scholars reflect on the Victorian past and examine the Victorians' own sophisticated contributions to debates about historical and cultural knowledge. Confronting, confirming, and opposing the skeptics, the essays provide close readings of particular texts. They encompass the larger constellation of ideas and questions that went into the making of the texts while participating in larger theoretical debates about knowledge of the past and other cultures.

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THEORIZING THE VICTORIANS
18
CONTINUITIES
20
Seeing the Victorian Object as in Itself
25
The Golden Bough and the Unknowable
32
A New Epistemology
52
Walter Paters Impressionism and the Form of Historical
77
Arnold and the Authorization of Criticism
100
Aesthetics Ethics and Unreadable Acts in George Eliot
121
The Structure of Anxiety in Political Economy
151
Tracking the Sentimental Eye
192
Knowing and Telling in Dickenss Retrospects
215
William Lovetts Struggle
234
Edith SimcoxSat est vixisse?
252
Notes on Contributors
267
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Suzy Anger is Associate Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Victorian Interpretation, also from Cornell.

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