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The Resource The Brontës and the idea of the human : science, ethics, and the Victorian imagination, edited by Alexandra Lewis

The Brontës and the idea of the human : science, ethics, and the Victorian imagination, edited by Alexandra Lewis

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The Brontës and the idea of the human : science, ethics, and the Victorian imagination
Title
The Brontës and the idea of the human
Title remainder
science, ethics, and the Victorian imagination
Statement of responsibility
edited by Alexandra Lewis
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to be human? The Brontë novels and poetry are fascinated by what lies at the core - and limits - of the human. The Brontës and the Idea of the Human presents a significant re-evaluation of how Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë each responded to scientific, legal, political, theological, literary, and cultural concerns in ways that redraw the boundaries of the human for the nineteenth century. Proposing innovative modes of approach for the twenty-first century, leading scholars shed light on the relationship between the role of the imagination and new definitions of the human subject. This important interdisciplinary study scrutinises the notion of the embodied human and moves beyond it to explore the force and potential of the mental and imaginative powers for constructions of selfhood, community, spirituality, degradation, cruelty, and ethical behaviour in the nineteenth century and its fictional worlds
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4168
LC item number
.B7634 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewis, Alexandra
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, English
  • English literature
  • Humanity in literature
  • Brontë family.
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Brontë, Anne
  • Brontë, Emily
Label
The Brontës and the idea of the human : science, ethics, and the Victorian imagination, edited by Alexandra Lewis
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 21 May 2019)
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Human subjects: reimagining the Brontës for twenty-first-century scholarship -- Hanging, crushing, and shooting: animals, violence, and child-rearing in Brontë fiction -- Learning to imagine -- Charlotte Brontë and the science of the imagination -- Being human: de-gendering mental anxiety; or hysteria, hypochondriasis, and traumatic memory in Charlotte Brontë's Villette -- Charlotte Brontë and the listening reader -- Burning art and political resistance: Anne Brontë's radical imaginary of wives, slaves, and animals in the Tenant of Wildfell Hall -- Degraded nature: Wuthering Heights and the last poems of Emily Brontë -- 'Angels recognize our innocence': on theology and 'human rights' in the fiction of the Brontës -- 'A strange change approaching': ontology, reconciliation, and eschatology in Wuthering Heights -- 'Surely some oracle has been with me': women's prophecy and ethical rebuke in poems by Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë -- Jane Eyre, a teaching experiment -- Fiction as critique: postscripts to Jane Eyre and Villette -- We are three sisters: the lives of the Brontës as a Chekhovian play
Control code
CR9781316651063
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316651063
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Brontës and the idea of the human : science, ethics, and the Victorian imagination, edited by Alexandra Lewis
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 21 May 2019)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Human subjects: reimagining the Brontës for twenty-first-century scholarship -- Hanging, crushing, and shooting: animals, violence, and child-rearing in Brontë fiction -- Learning to imagine -- Charlotte Brontë and the science of the imagination -- Being human: de-gendering mental anxiety; or hysteria, hypochondriasis, and traumatic memory in Charlotte Brontë's Villette -- Charlotte Brontë and the listening reader -- Burning art and political resistance: Anne Brontë's radical imaginary of wives, slaves, and animals in the Tenant of Wildfell Hall -- Degraded nature: Wuthering Heights and the last poems of Emily Brontë -- 'Angels recognize our innocence': on theology and 'human rights' in the fiction of the Brontës -- 'A strange change approaching': ontology, reconciliation, and eschatology in Wuthering Heights -- 'Surely some oracle has been with me': women's prophecy and ethical rebuke in poems by Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë -- Jane Eyre, a teaching experiment -- Fiction as critique: postscripts to Jane Eyre and Villette -- We are three sisters: the lives of the Brontës as a Chekhovian play
Control code
CR9781316651063
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316651063
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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