Victorian Time: Technologies, Standardizations, Catastrophes (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture)

Victorian Time: Technologies, Standardizations, Catastrophes (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture)

By: Trish Ferguson (editor)Hardback

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Victorian Time examines how literature of the era registers the psychological impact of the onset of a modern, industrialized experience of time as time-saving technologies, such as steam-powered machinery, aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time.

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AILISE BULFIN Doctoral Candidate, Ireland JANE SUZANNE CARROLL School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland DARAGH DOWNES School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland DARRYL JONES Senior Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland JARLATH KILLEEN Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland MILES LINK Doctoral Candidate, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland JENNY MCDONNELL Lecturer, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland BRIAN H. MURRAY Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University, UK

Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction; T.Ferguson The Best of Time, The Worst of Time: Temporal Consciousness in Dickens; D.Downes Emptying Time in Anthony Trollope's The Warden; K.Killeen Hardy's Wessex and the Birth of Industrial Subjectivity; T.Ferguson 'You Are Too Slow': Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days; J.S.Carroll 'Brave New Worlds': Samuel Butler's Erewhon, Settler Colonialism and New Zealand Mean Time; J.McDonnell 'Primitive Man' and Media Time in H.M. Stanley's Through the Dark Continent; B.H.Murray 'The Honest Application of the Obvious': The Scientific Futurity of H.G.Wells; M.Link 'The End of Time': M.P. Shiel and the 'Apocalyptic Imaginary'; A. Bulfin 'Gone Into Mourning...For the Death of the Sun': Victorians at the End of Time; D.Jones Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137007971
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 231
  • ID: 9781137007971
  • weight: 420
  • ISBN10: 1137007974

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