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Sweeney

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Symbolic character in the poetry of T. S. Eliot. representing the vulgar but vital force of life, particularly in modern man. He is introduced in “Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service” (1918)...

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Mass Production: Impossible London’s Criminal Subjects

Ted Geier.

in Meat Markets

August 2017; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 22045 words.

Considers mass readership and the ‘tastes’ it produces. Maps the history of criminals and execution spectacles, particularly as addressed by the London ‘public’ voices of Defoe and Dickens....

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Dancing in the Dark with Shelley

Joel Faflak.

in Constellations of a Contemporary Romanticism

July 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 8899 words.

Faflak explores a different kind of orientation towards such contemporaneity: through meditations on the film musical, Faflak powerfully traces the emergent rhetoric of virtuality and...

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Meat Markets

Ted Geier.

August 2017; p ublished online September 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 200 pages.

Meat Markets articulates the emergent ‘nonhuman thought’ developed across literatures of the long nineteenth century and inflecting recent critical theories of abject life and...

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