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Deviance in Neo-Victorian Culture

Canon, Transgression, Innovation

Authors: Tomaiuolo, Saverio

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  • Analyses the often overlooked theme of deviance in neo-Victorian culture
  • Examines a range of texts, including graphic novels and television series
  • Encourages readers to approach neo-Victorianism not just as a “literary” genre but rather as a wider cultural phenomenon, which is constantly in dialogue with the most cogent issues of the twenty-first century
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This book argues that ‘deviance’ represents a central issue in neo-Victorian culture, and that the very concept of neo-Victorianism is based upon the idea of ‘diverging’ from accepted notions regarding the nineteenth-century frame of mind. However, the study of the ways in which the Victorian age has been revised by contemporary authors does not only entail analogies with the present but proves – by introducing what is perhaps a more pertinent description of the nineteenth century – that it was much more ‘deviant’ than it is usually depicted and perceived.

Deviance in Neo-Victorian Culture: Canon, Transgression, Innovation explores a wide variety of textual forms, from novels to TV series, from movies and graphic novels to visual art. The scholarly and educational purpose of this study is to stimulate readers to approach neo-Victorianism as a complex cultural phenomenon.


About the authors

Saverio Tomaiuolo is Associate Professor of English at Cassino University, Italy. He has published In Lady Audley’s Shadow. Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Victorian Literary Genres (2010), Victorian Unfinished Novels. The Imperfect Page (2012) and a critical introduction to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (2014). His entry on “neo-Victorianism” is included in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature (2015).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96950-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96949-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-07278-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deviance in Neo-Victorian Culture
Book Subtitle
Canon, Transgression, Innovation
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96950-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96950-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96949-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07278-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 253
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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