Download e-book for iPad: Drawing on the Victorians: The Palimpsest of Victorian and by Anna Maria Jones,Rebecca N. Mitchell

By Anna Maria Jones,Rebecca N. Mitchell

ISBN-10: 0821422472

ISBN-13: 9780821422472

Late nineteenth-century Britain skilled an remarkable explosion of visible print tradition and a simultaneous upward push in literacy throughout social sessions. New printing applied sciences facilitated speedy and inexpensive dissemination of images—illustrated books, periodicals, cartoons, comics, and ephemera—to a mass readership. This Victorian visible flip prefigured the present-day influence of the net on how pictures are produced and shared, either riding and reflecting the visible tradition of its time.

From this place to begin, Drawing at the Victorians units out to discover the connection among Victorian image texts and today’s steampunk, manga, and different neo-Victorian genres that emulate and reinterpret their predecessors. Neo-Victorianism is a flourishing world wide phenomenon, yet one whose dating with the texts from which it takes its suggestion is still lower than explored.

In this assortment, students from literary stories, cultural reviews, and artwork background think of modern works—Alan Moore’s League of awesome Gentlemen, Moto Naoko’s Lady Victorian, and Edward Gorey’s Gashlycrumb Tinies, between others—alongside their antecedents, from Punch’s 1897 Jubilee factor to Alice in Wonderland and extra. They construct on prior paintings on Neo-Victorianism to verify that the earlier not just affects yet converses with the present.

Contributors: Christine Ferguson, Kate Flint, Anna Maria Jones, Linda ok. Hughes, Heidi Kaufman, Brian Maidment, Rebecca N. Mitchell, Jennifer Phegley, Monika Pietrzak-Franger, Peter W. Sinnema, Jessica Straley

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