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Ho, Elizabeth: Neo-Victorianism and the Memory of Empire. (Continuum Literary Studies.) London, New York: Continuum, 2012. (240 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
DOI: 10.5040/9781472542663
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781441161550
BibTeX citation key: Ho2012
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Keywords: "From Hell", Campbell. Eddie, Crime comics, Moore. Alan, United Kingdom
Creators: Ho
Publisher: Continuum (London, New York)
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Abstract
Examining the global dimensions of Neo-Victorianism, this book explores how the appropriation of Victorian images in contemporary literature and culture has emerged as a critical response to the crises of decolonization and Imperial collapse.
Neo-Victorianism and the Memory of Empire explores the phenomenon by reading a range of popular and literary Anglophone neo-Victorian texts, including Alan Moore’s Graphic Novel From Hell, works by Peter Carey and Margaret Atwood, the films of Jackie Chan and contemporary ‘Steampunk’ science fiction. Through these readings Elizabeth Ho explores how constructions of popular memory and fictionalisations of the past reflect political and psychological engagements with our contemporary post-Imperial circumstances.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vi)
List of Figures (viii)

Introduction: Neo-Victorianism and Improper Postcolonialisms (1)

1. Neo-Victorianism and “Ripperature:” Alan Moore’s From Hell (27)
2. Neo-Victorianism Down Under: Peter Carey’s Jack Maggs (55)
3. Neo-Victorianism South of Nowhere: Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace (81)
4. “Far-flung” Neo-Victorianism: Hong Kong and Jackie Chan’s Neo-Victorian Films (113)
5. Neo-Victorianism and Science Fiction: “Steampunk” (141)
6. Neo-Victorian-at-Sea: Towards a global “Victorian” (171)

Notes (203)
Bibliography (217)
Index (235)


  
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