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The Victorians Since 1901 : Histories, Representations and Revisions - Miles Taylor

The Victorians Since 1901

Histories, Representations and Revisions

By: Miles Taylor (Editor), Michael Wolff (Editor)

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Published: 22nd April 2004
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Over a century after the death of Queen Victoria, historians are busy re-appraising her age and achievements. However, our understanding of the Victorian era is itself a part of history, shaped by changing political, cultural and intellectual fashions. Bringing together a group of international scholars from the disciplines of history, English literature, art history and cultural studies, this book identifies and assesses the principal influences on twentieth-century attitudes towards the Victorians. Developments in academia, popular culture, public history and the internet are covered in this important and stimulating collection, and the final chapters anticipate future global trends in interpretations of the Victorian era, making an essential volume for students of Victorian Studies.

"This is a most straightforward and useful book which serves as an admirable survey of the present state of Victorian Studies. Particularly valuable is the discussion of Exhibitions, Media, and Conservation and the Built Environment. Moreover, the collection is interesting and enjoyable to read."--Peter Stansky, Stanford University

Preface
Introduction
Histories
Lytton Stracheys Eminent Victorians: The Rise and Fall of the Intellectual Aristocracy
The Bleak Age: J.H. Clapham, the Hammonds and the standard of living in Victorian Britain
Victorian Prime Ministers: Changing Patterns of Commemoration
Quiller-Couch, the Function of Victorian Literature and Modernism, 1890-1930
G. M. Young and the Early Victorian Revival
Culture or Society ?: Victorian Studies, 1951-64
Representations
Industrialisation and Catastrophe: The Victorian Economy in British Film Documentary, 1930-50
The Revival of Interest in Victorian Decorative Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum
No Glorious Assurance: The 1951 Festival of Britain looks at the Victorian past
The BBC and the Victorians
Theme Park Victoriana
The Victorians at School: the Victorian era in the 20th century curriculum
Revisions
Victorian Studies in the Digital Age
Victorian Studies in North America
The State of Victorian Studies in Australia and New Zealand
Victorian Studies in the UK
Timeline of Victorian Studies
Index
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ISBN: 9780719067259
ISBN-10: 0719067251
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 22nd April 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.6  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.48