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Garrett Stewart
THE ONE, OTHER, AND ONLY DICKENS
(Ithaca and London: Cornell, 2018) pp. xxv + 216.
Reviewed by Wendy Veronica Xin on 2021-02-22
Victorian Novel
Familiar as we might already be with Boz the social commentator and master-plotter, this book reveals an "Other" Dickens lurking silently in his novels all along, if only we could hear him.
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Justin Tonra
Write My Name: Authorship in the Poetry of Thomas Moore
(Routledge, 2021) xiv + 193pp.
Reviewed by Julia M. Wright on 2021-02-22
Justin Tonra's study offers a welcome new twist in Moore studies.
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Will Abberley
MIMICRY AND DISPLAY IN VICTORIAN LITERARY CULTURE: NATURE, SCIENCE, AND THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY LITERARY IMAGINATION
(Cambridge, 2020) vii + 293 pp.
Reviewed by Laura Dassow Walls on 2021-02-21
Literature and Science
Charles Darwin closed his massive book The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871) with two memorable images suggesting the breakdown of ancient barriers dividing human and animal.
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Jonathan Crimmins
THE ROMANTIC HISTORICISM YET TO COME
(Bloomsbury Academic, 2018) 179 pp.
Reviewed by Padma Rangarajan on 2021-02-18
Romantic Literature
This densely challenging study aims to answer two distinct but related questions.
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Patrick Colm Hogan
AMERICAN IDENTITY AND AMERICAN LITERATURE: A COGNITIVE CULTURAL STUDY FROM THE REVOLUTION TO THE CIVIL WAR
(Routledge 2020) xii + 202 pp.
Reviewed by Paul Gilmore on 2021-02-14
American Literature
In this book by a prolific and prominent specialist in the cognitive study of literature, Patrick Colm Hogan aims to use "cognitive and affective science" to inform his examination of a set of literary works dating from the Revolution to the Civil War, in the process advancing cultural studies and literary criticism.
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Alicia Mireles Christoff
NOVEL RELATIONS: VICTORIAN FICTION AND BRITISH PSYCHOANALYSIS
(Princeton UP, 2019) xii + 269 pp.
Reviewed by Thomas Albrecht on 2021-02-10
This book is a delightful, rich, ambitious, potentially paradigm-shifting work of literary criticism and literary theory.
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