When was the nineteenth century where? Whither Victorian studies?
Finn, Margot C.. (2006) When was the nineteenth century where? Whither Victorian studies? 19: interdisciplinary studies in the long nineteenth century (No.2). ISSN 1755-1560Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://19.bbk.ac.uk/index.php/19/article/view/444
Whilst acknowledging the usefulness of the descriptor ‘Victorian' to the work of social historians, this essay argues that a proper account of modernity, and of the Victorians' positioning within it, can only be apprehended by taking a longer view, be it within the framework of a long nineteenth or a long twentieth century. Finally, though, Finn argues that chronology is less important than the disciplinary and geographical boundaries of the field. The question should not be ‘when was the Victorian era?' but also ‘ where was it?' Interdisciplinarity, Britain's place in Europe, and the problems of empire are the three issues that Finn deems should be at the forefront of Victorian Studies in the twenty-first century.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Study and teaching|
|Journal or Publication Title:||19: interdisciplinary studies in the long nineteenth century|
|Publisher:||University of London, Birkbeck College, Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies|
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