Victorian Literary Culture and Ancient Egypt (Hardcover)

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Victorian Literary Culture and Ancient Egypt (Hardcover)

By Eleanor Dobson (Editor)

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This edited collection considers representations of ancient Egypt in the literature of the nineteenth-century. It addresses themes such as reanimated mummies, ancient Egyptian mythology and contemporary consumer culture across literary modes ranging from burlesque satire to historical novels, stage performances to Gothic fiction and popular culture to the highbrow. The book illuminates unknown sources of historical significance - including the first illustration of an ambulatory mummy - revising current understandings of the works of canonical writers and grounding its analysis firmly in a contemporary context. The contributors demonstrate the extensive range of cultural interest in ancient Egypt that flourished during Victoria's reign. At the same time, they use ancient Egypt to interrogate 'selfhood' and 'otherness', notions of race, imperialism, religion, gender and sexuality.
Eleanor Dobson is Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of Birmingham
Product Details ISBN: 9781526141880
ISBN-10: 1526141884
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: July 28th, 2020
Pages: 240
Language: English