Victorianomania. Reimagining, Refashioning, and Rewriting Victorian Literature and Culture
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Marta Alonso Jerez, Claudia Cao, Francesca Di Blasio, Andrzej Diniejko, Silvia Lutzoni, Pilar Somacarrera, Ana Stevenson, Alessandra Violi, Sarah R. Wakefield
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Studi, ricerche. Textbook, strumenti didattici
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pp. 208,      1a edizione  2015   (Codice editore 291.100)

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Codice ISBN: 9788891725905

In breve
This volume is a themed collection of essays by scholars from a number of academic institutions, focusing on the strategies of contemporary reimagining, refashioning and rewriting Victorian culture. It considers Victorianomania in its broadest sense, examining the contemporary response to the literature and culture of the long 19th century.
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This volume is a themed collection of essays by scholars from a number of academic institutions, focusing on the strategies of contemporary reimagining, refashioning and rewriting Victorian culture. While the emergent field of “Neo-Victorian Studies” has recently received considerable scholarly attention, inspiring conferences, collections of essays, peer-reviewed journals and monograph series, this volume considers Victorianomania in its broadest sense, examining the contemporary response to the literature and culture of the long 19th century.
Victorianomania can be traced today not only in works of fiction self-consciously foregrounding the importance of the past, but also in many genres and sub-genres of culture. By addressing the manifold allusions, adaptations, and reworking of 19th-century sources, this volume aims to give a significant contribution to the current interest in our engagement with the 19th-century past.

Simonetta Falchi is Researcher of English Language and Literature at the University of Sassari (Italy). Her main research interest is the reception of Victorian literature and culture in contemporary new media.
Greta Perletti is Lecturer in English Language and Literature at the Universities of Bergamo and Trento (Italy). She has published two monographs and a number of articles on the interactions between literary and medical discourse in Victorian culture.
Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz is Senior Lecturer in Social History and Cultural Studies at the University of Málaga (Spain). She has published extensively on sexuality and identity issues both in the Victorian past and in contemporary Neo-Victorian fiction.

Indice
Simonetta Falchi, Greta Perletti, Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz, Introduction
Andrzej Diniejko,
John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman as an Early Neo-Victorian Novel with an Existentialist Message
Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz,
Neo-Victorian Lesbian Bodies and Desire: Sarah Waters and the Construction of Sexual and Gender Identity in Affinity (1999) and Fingersmith (2002)
Marta Alonso Jerez,
New Gender Identities in the Twenty-First Century: Blending Victorian and Steampunk Cultures
Ana Stevenson,
‘Sitting in Cages’: Imagining Victorian Women in Neo-Victorian Film Musicals
Simonetta Falchi,
BBC Dickens: Davies’s adaptation and the Problems of Sex and Gender in Little Dorrit
Claudia Cao,
The Fortune of Great Expectations from the Nineties to Today
Sarah R. Wakefield,
Something Old, Something New: Jane Eyre for the Twenty-First Century
Francesca Di Blasio,
Rewriting ‘Deviant’ Victorian Classics: The Strange Cases of Mr Stevenson and Ms Tennant
Pilar Somacarrera,
‘It Isn’t Real Tartan, Only Checked’: Scott-Land in Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace
Silvia Lutzoni,
Letters from the Empire: Retracing Ahdaf Soueif’s Map of Love
Alessandra Violi,
Pulling New Rabbits out of Old Hats: Modernity, Disenchantment, and Neo-Victorian Magic Films
Notes on Contributors
Index.