Overview:We are a century removed from Queen Victoria's death, yet the culture that bears her name is alive and well across the globe. Not only is Victorian culture the subject of lively critical debate, but it draws widespread interest from popular audiences and consumers.
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.
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Title: Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time
Author: Christine L. Krueger
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Date Published: November 2002
Table of Contents:
|Pt. 1||On Victorian Time: Historiographies of Culture|
|1||The Victorians in the Rearview Mirror||3|
|2||The Legacy of Victorian Spectacle: The Map of Time and the Architecture of Empty Space||18|
|Pt. 2||Victorian Commodities for Postmodern Consumers|
|3||The New Victorians||37|
|4||More Stories about Clothing and Furniture: Realism and Bad Commodities||47|
|Pt. 3||The Ways Victorians Live Now|
|6||Victorians on Broadway at the Present Time: John Ruskin's Life on Stage||79|
|Pt. 4||Law and Order, Victorian Style|
|7||Rounding Up the Usual Suspect: Echoing Jack the Ripper||97|
|8||Legal Uses of Victorian Fiction: Infant Felons to Juvenile Delinquents||115|
|Pt. 5||Future Reading: Recovery, Dissemination, Pedagogy|
|9||Nurs'd up amongst the scenes I have describ'd": Political Resonances in the Poetry of Working-Class Women||137|
|10||Revisiting the Serial Format of Dickens's Novels; or, Little Dorrit Goes a Long Way||157|
|11||Disseminating Victorian Culture in the Postmillennial Classroom||171|
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