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The Masses are RevoltingVictorian Culture and the Political Aesthetics of Disgust

The Masses are Revolting: Victorian Culture and the Political Aesthetics of Disgust

Zachary Samalin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501756467
eISBN:
9781501756481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501756467.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book reconstructs a pivotal era in the history of affect and emotion, delving into an archive of nineteenth-century disgust to show how this negative emotional response came to play an outsized, ... More

Populating the NovelLiterary Form and the Politics of Surplus Life

Populating the Novel: Literary Form and the Politics of Surplus Life

Emily Steinlight

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781501710704
eISBN:
9781501710728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710704.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

From the teeming streets of Dickens's London to the households of domestic fiction, nineteenth-century British writers constructed worlds crammed beyond capacity with human life. This book contends ... More

Taming CannibalsRace and the Victorians

Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Patrick Brantlinger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book unravels contradictions embedded in the racist and imperialist ideology of the British Empire. For many Victorians, the idea of taming cannibals or civilizing savages was oxymoronic: ... More

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