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The Resource Popular literature, authorship and the occult in late Victorian Britain, Andrew McCann

Popular literature, authorship and the occult in late Victorian Britain, Andrew McCann

Label
Popular literature, authorship and the occult in late Victorian Britain
Title
Popular literature, authorship and the occult in late Victorian Britain
Statement of responsibility
Andrew McCann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With the increasing commercialization of publishing at the end of the nineteenth century, the polarization of serious literature and popular fiction became a commonplace of literary criticism. Andrew McCann cautions against this opposition by arguing that popular fiction's engagement with heterodox conceptions of authorship and creativity complicates its status as mere distraction or entertainment. Popular writers such as George Du Maurier, Marie Corelli, Rosa Praed and Arthur Machen drew upon a contemporary fascination with occult practices to construct texts that had an intensely ambiguous relationship to the proprietary notions of authorship that were so central to commercial publishing. Through trance-induced or automatic writing, dream states, dual personality and the retrieval of past lives channeled through mediums, they imagined forms of authorship that reinvested popular texts with claims to aesthetic and political value that cut against the homogenizing pressures of an emerging culture industry"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCann, Andrew
Dewey number
823/.809
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.O33
LC item number
M33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
94
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paranormal fiction, English
  • English fiction
  • Popular literature
  • Popular literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Label
Popular literature, authorship and the occult in late Victorian Britain, Andrew McCann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references. and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: popular fiction as media histrionics -- Property, professionalism and the pathologies of literature: Walter Besant and the discourse of authorship circa 1890 -- Dreaming true: aesthetic experience, psychiatric power and the paranormal in George Du Maurier's Peter Ibbetson -- Marie Corelli and the spirit of the market -- Writing aestheticism through colonial eyes: Rosa Praed and the theosophical novel -- Arthur Machen and the 'differentia of literature' -- Conclusion: the popular fiction of critical theory
Control code
879329374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781107064423
Lccn
2014003928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879329374
Label
Popular literature, authorship and the occult in late Victorian Britain, Andrew McCann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references. and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: popular fiction as media histrionics -- Property, professionalism and the pathologies of literature: Walter Besant and the discourse of authorship circa 1890 -- Dreaming true: aesthetic experience, psychiatric power and the paranormal in George Du Maurier's Peter Ibbetson -- Marie Corelli and the spirit of the market -- Writing aestheticism through colonial eyes: Rosa Praed and the theosophical novel -- Arthur Machen and the 'differentia of literature' -- Conclusion: the popular fiction of critical theory
Control code
879329374
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 194 pages
Isbn
9781107064423
Lccn
2014003928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)879329374

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