New Series Announcement – Rethinking the Nineteenth Century
Manchester University Press
Anna Barton, University of Sheffield
Andrew Smith, University of Sheffield
David Amigoni, Keele University
Isobel Armstrong, Birkbeck, University of London
Philip Holden, National University of Singapore
Jerome McGann, University of Virginia
Joanne Wilkes, University of Auckland
Julia M. Wright, Dalhousie University
‘Rethinking the Nineteenth Century’ is a new series that seeks to make a significant intervention into the critical narratives that dominate conventional and established understandings of nineteenth-century literature. Informed by the latest developments in criticism and theory the series will provide a focus for how texts from the long nineteenth century, and more recent adaptations of them, revitalise our knowledge of and engagement with the period. It will explore the radical possibilities offered by new methods, unexplored contexts and neglected authors and texts to re-map the literary-cultural landscape of the period and rigorously re-imagine its geographical and historical parameters. To that end the series welcomes provocative approaches to the literature of the long nineteenth century that will contribute to or ignite debate on any aspect of nineteenth-century literature. Relevant topics include but are not limited to: the development of the period from ‘Romantic’ to ‘Victorian’ to ‘Modern’ and the complex inheritances that make up and/or challenge the genealogy of the long nineteenth century (1780-1914); the global contexts within which literary and cultural exchanges take place throughout the period; the opportunities provided by cross-disciplinary approaches to rethink the literary in relation to different kinds of textual production and knowledge exchange; and the presence of the nineteenth-century in contemporary literature and culture and the development of the neo-Victorian, which uses text and non-text based media to deconstruct, reconstruct and market the nineteenth-century in ways that might illuminate our own.
Please send expressions of interest to:
Anna Barton: [email protected]
Andrew Smith: [email protected]
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