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A Companion to the English Novel

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A Companion to the English Novel

This collection of authoritative essays represents the latest scholarship on topics relating to the themes, movements, and forms of English fiction, while chronicling its development in Britain from the early 18th century to the present day. Comprises cutting-edge research currently being undertaken in the field, incorporating the most salient critical trends and approaches Explores the history, evolution, genres, and narrative elements of the English novel Considers the advancement of various literary forms – including such genres as realism, romance, Gothic, experimental fiction, and adaptation into film Includes coverage of narration, structure, character, and affect; shifts in critical reception to the English novel; and geographies of contemporary English fiction Features contributions from a variety of distinguished and high-profile literary scholars, along with emerging younger critics Includes a comprehensive scholarly bibliography of critical works on and about the novel to aid further reading and research
Stephen Arata is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. In addition to Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siecle (1996) and many essays on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, he is a General Co-Editor of the 38-volume Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson 2014. Madigan Haley holds a PhD from the Department of English at the University of Virginia, where he is a Postdoctoral Preceptor. A comparatist with a special focus on twentieth- and twenty-first century Anglophone literature, he has published on the global novel in the minnesota review and in Novel: A Forum on Fiction . His current book project explores how contemporary world literature gives form to an ethical notion of the global. J. Paul Hunter is Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Professor, Emeritus, at the University of Chicago and Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of Virginia. His publications include Before Novels: The Cultural Contexts of Eighteenth Century English Fiction [1990], winner of the Louis Gottschalk Prize of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Jennifer Wicke is Professor of English at the University of Virginia and former Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature at New York University. She is the author of the forthcoming Born to Shop: Modernism, Modernity, and the Global Work of Consumption .


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A Companion to the English Novel

Notes on Contributors

James Eli Adams , Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, is the author of Dandies and Desert Saints: Styles of Victorian Masculinity (Cornell, 1995) and A History of Victorian Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), as well as the co-editor, with Andrew Miller, of Sexualities in Victorian Britain (Indiana, 1996).

Jonathan Arac is Mellon Professor of English and founding Director of the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh. A longtime member of the boundary 2 Editorial Collective, he also chaired from 2002 until 2012 the Advisory Committee of the Successful Societies Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.His most recent book is Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel (Fordham, 2010).

Stephen Arata is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is a General Editor of The New Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (Edinburgh) and the author of Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle (Cambridge, 1996, 2008) and the forthcoming A History of the English Novel (Wiley-Blackwell). He has edited William Morris's News from Nowhere and George Gissing's New Grub Street for Broadview and H. G. Wells's The Time Machine for Norton Critical Editions.

Nancy Armstrong is Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Professor of English at Duke University.Her books include Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel (Oxford, 1987), (with Leonard Tennenhouse) The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life (California, 1992), Fiction in the Age of Photography: The Legacy of British Realism (Harvard, 1999), and How Novels Think: The Limits of Individualism, 1719-1900 (Columbia, 2005).A book titled The Conversion Effect: Early American Aspects of the Novel , co-authored with Leonard Tennenhouse, is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2015.She also edits the journal Novel: A Forum on Fiction.

Chris Baldick is Professor of English at Goldsmiths, University of London. His publications include Literature of the 1920s (Edinburgh, 2012), The Modern Movement (Oxford, 2004), Criticism and Literary Theory, 1890 to the Present (Longman, 1996), and The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (4th edition, Oxford, 2015).

Mark Blackwell is Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Hartford. His most recent scholarly project is an edition of object and animal tales entitled British It-Narratives, 1750-1830 (Pickering & Chatto, 2012).

Alison Booth is Professor of English at the University of Virginia, specializing in narrative, feminist studies in nineteenth-century literature, and digital humanities.Her books include Greatness Engendered: George Eliot and Virginia Woolf (Cornell, 1992) and How to Make It as a Woman: Collective Biographical History from Victoria to the Present (Chicago, 2004), and she has completed a book on transatlantic literary tourism, house museums, and reception of authors. A Fellow of ACLS (Digital Innovation) and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, she directs the Collective Biographies of Women project, and Buzard is Professor of Literature at MIT. He is the author of The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to "Culture,"1800-1918 (Oxford, 1993) and Disorienting Fiction: The Autoethnographic Work of Nineteenth-Century British Novels (Princeton, 2005), as well as of numerous articles in journals and books. He

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