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The Resource Victorian time : technologies, standardizations, catastrophes, edited by Trish Ferguson

Victorian time : technologies, standardizations, catastrophes, edited by Trish Ferguson

Label
Victorian time : technologies, standardizations, catastrophes
Title
Victorian time
Title remainder
technologies, standardizations, catastrophes
Statement of responsibility
edited by Trish Ferguson
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Victorian Time: Technologies, Standardizations, Catastrophes" is a collection of essays that reflect on how the literature of the Victorian era engaged with new ways of thinking about time. These essays examine how Victorian fiction registers the psychological adjustment involved in keeping pace with industrial time as time-saving technologies aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time. Examining canonical realist novels, popular literature and science fiction, these essays reveal an often ambivalent and complex response to the onset of 'industrial time' and the birth of a modern time-consciousness. Documenting the era's literary responses to the impact and rate of industrial progress and the potentialities of technology these essays trace the Victorians' radical shift in time perception from industrial novels at the onset of industrialization through to fin de siecle narratives of dystopia and apocalypse
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.T5
LC item number
V53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ferguson, Trish
Series statement
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time in literature
  • Time perception in literature
  • Industrial revolution in literature
  • English literature
  • Literature and society
Label
Victorian time : technologies, standardizations, catastrophes, edited by Trish Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-207) 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
The best of time, the worst of time : temporal consciousness in Dickens / Daragh Downes -- Emptying time in Anthony Trollope's The warden / Jarlath Killeen -- Hardy's Wessex and the birth of industrial subjectivity / Trish Ferguson -- 'You are too slow' : Jules Verne's Around the world in 80 days / Jane Suzanne Carroll -- Brave new worlds : Samuel Butler's Erewhon, settler colonialism and New Zealand Mean Time / Jenny McDonnell -- 'Primitive man' and media time in H.M. Stanley's Through the Dark Continent / Brian H. Murray -- 'The honest application of the obvious' : the scientific futurity of H.G. Wells / Miles Link -- 'The end of time' : M.P. Shiel and the 'apocalyptic imaginary' / Alise Bulfin -- 'Gone into mourning ... for the death of the Sun' : Victorians at the end of time / Darryl Jones
Control code
806431392
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9781137007971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)806431392
Label
Victorian time : technologies, standardizations, catastrophes, edited by Trish Ferguson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 196-207) 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
The best of time, the worst of time : temporal consciousness in Dickens / Daragh Downes -- Emptying time in Anthony Trollope's The warden / Jarlath Killeen -- Hardy's Wessex and the birth of industrial subjectivity / Trish Ferguson -- 'You are too slow' : Jules Verne's Around the world in 80 days / Jane Suzanne Carroll -- Brave new worlds : Samuel Butler's Erewhon, settler colonialism and New Zealand Mean Time / Jenny McDonnell -- 'Primitive man' and media time in H.M. Stanley's Through the Dark Continent / Brian H. Murray -- 'The honest application of the obvious' : the scientific futurity of H.G. Wells / Miles Link -- 'The end of time' : M.P. Shiel and the 'apocalyptic imaginary' / Alise Bulfin -- 'Gone into mourning ... for the death of the Sun' : Victorians at the end of time / Darryl Jones
Control code
806431392
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
219 pages
Isbn
9781137007971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)806431392

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