By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis

Writing the Victorian Metropolis
Oxford University Press
  • erschienen am 29. Juni 2020
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 256 Seiten
978-0-19-883418-2 (ISBN)
By Accident or Design explains how and why the Victorians were fascinated by accidents, including omnibus collisions, fires, and railway crashes, and how these accidents offered a way to describe how large, complex things like cities might grow and change.
  • Englisch
  • Oxford
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  • Großbritannien
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
7 black-and-white halftones
  • Höhe: 215 mm
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  • Breite: 137 mm
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  • Dicke: 14 mm
  • 326 gr
978-0-19-883418-2 (9780198834182)
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Paul Fyfe is Associate Professor in the Department of English and program faculty in the Communications, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program at North Carolina State University. He earned a PhD from the University of Virginia and developed specialties in Victorian literature as well as book and media history. At NC State, he teaches courses in nineteenth-century British literature, technologies of texts and writing, and digital humanities.
By Accident or Design constitutes a thoughtful and richly dense literary-historical study of chance, risk and accident in the Victorian city, and one that is alert to the many debates with which it engages. * Ben Moore, Dickens Quarterly * an absorbing and complex piece of work ... There is a critical self-awareness throughout; the book is engaging and methodologically alert ... Fyfe's ability to bring together concerns of urban and intellectual history, literary criticism, archival theory, and more, certainly makes this a stimulating read. * Anna Feintuck, Reviews in History * Review from previous edition The material here is fascinating ... [Fyfe] has provided readers with stimulating new ways of looking at a broad literary spectrum and that is a considerable achievement. * Jacqueline Banerjee, The Times Literary Supplement *

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