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Review Of: David Matthews, The Invention Of Middle English, Richard Utz Dec 2001

Review Of: David Matthews, The Invention Of Middle English, Richard Utz

Richard Utz

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Review Of David Matthews, The Invention Of Middle English, Richard Utz Dec 2001

Review Of David Matthews, The Invention Of Middle English, Richard Utz

Medieval Institute Affiliated Faculty & Staff Publications

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Morning, Sickling, Mark Harris Nov 2001

Morning, Sickling, Mark Harris

Faculty Publications and Presentations

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Women Musicians In Victorian Fiction, 1860-1900: Representations Of Music, Science, And Gender In The Leisured Home, Phyllis Weliver Jan 2001

Women Musicians In Victorian Fiction, 1860-1900: Representations Of Music, Science, And Gender In The Leisured Home, Phyllis Weliver

The George Eliot Review

The title and subtitle of this book must intrigue anybody who ·takes an interest in the cultural background of nineteenth-century literature. The familiarly stereotypical figures of the 'accomplished' Victorian girl at her piano, the evolutionary scientist and the domestic hearth where they might meet have often been analysed - and questioned. In fact, Phyllis Weliver's chapter on sensation fictions shows the seductive, female demon lurking behind the deceptively correct musical performances of two 'fallen' heroines. In East Lynne, the protagonist, who is to abandon her husband and children to live abroad in shame, starts out playing hymns, and Lady Audley ...


George Eliot Birthday Luncheon, 19 November 2000 The Toast To The Immortal Memory, Kathleen Adams Jan 2001

George Eliot Birthday Luncheon, 19 November 2000 The Toast To The Immortal Memory, Kathleen Adams

The George Eliot Review

Now I am in my thirty-second year as Secretary of the Fellowship, Bill and I can look back over those years and realize what an immense change they have made to our lives. When we joined the tiny Fellowship in 1965 we could have had no idea what was in store for us - the interesting things that have happened to us, the lovely people (some of them quite famous!) we have met, the friends we have made and the places we have been to, all because of that wonderful lady we are celebrating today.

My first contact with George Eliot ...


Review Of George Eliot And Victorian Historiography: Imagining The National Past, Memory And History In George Eliot: Transfiguring The Past, Neil Mccaw, Hao Li Jan 2001

Review Of George Eliot And Victorian Historiography: Imagining The National Past, Memory And History In George Eliot: Transfiguring The Past, Neil Mccaw, Hao Li

The George Eliot Review

Two recent books address the important subject of how and why George Eliot represents history in her fiction. Neil McCaw's George Eliot and Victorian Historiography is concerned primarily with Eliot's relationship to Victorian history writing - to the historians, theories and ideologies that shaped the way Victorians understood and reconstructed an English national past. Hao Li's Memory and History in George Eliot aims to understand Eliot's conception of the 'mechanisms and functions' of 'communal memory' in relation to history. Li draws on Victorian physiological and psychological theories of memory, as well as on twentieth-century thinking about the ...


Review Of Oxford Reader's Companion To George Eliot, John Rignall Jan 2001

Review Of Oxford Reader's Companion To George Eliot, John Rignall

The George Eliot Review

For a reader of George Eliot, opening this Companion may be a bit like opening a box of chocolates. There is a pause as one wonders where to begin, but once begun, it is difficult to stop tasting and savouring the contents. The articles are written in a fluid and concise, easily readable style, and present such an abundance and particularity of detail that the most dedicated student of George Eliot's life and work will find new information and insights. And even where the facts are more or less familiar, details we may have forgotten remind us again of ...


Review Of Scenes Of Sympathy: Identity And Representation In Victorian Fiction "Without Any Check Of Proud Reserve": Sympathy And Its Limits In George Eliot's Novels, Audrey Jaffe, Ellen Argyros Jan 2001

Review Of Scenes Of Sympathy: Identity And Representation In Victorian Fiction "Without Any Check Of Proud Reserve": Sympathy And Its Limits In George Eliot's Novels, Audrey Jaffe, Ellen Argyros

The George Eliot Review

These two books, when read together, make an exceedingly interesting comparative study of 'sympathy', that term so pervasive in George Eliot's work. Audrey Jaffe's book resituates the idea of 'sympathy' in the Foucauldian notions of spectacularization and surveillance, thus examining sympathy from a cultural studies perspective. She comments that her book is 'not an attempt to define sympathy per se ... this book rather exposes and explores the recurrent connection between sympathy, representation, and constructions of social identity in a series of Victorian texts' (8). Jaffe thus brings an entirely new perspective to bear on what critics and readers ...


Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative In Darwin, George Eliot, And Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Gillian Beer Jan 2001

Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative In Darwin, George Eliot, And Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Gillian Beer

The George Eliot Review

In Darwin s Plots, Gillian Beer writes that 'On the Origin of Species is one of the most extraordinary examples of a work which included more than the maker of it at the time knew, despite all that he did know'. Published in November 1859 with a print run of 1,250, Origin shook Victorian Britain. Its conclusions seemed inescapable. Life on earth was not the six-day product of a divine creator, but the outcome of random evolutionary process. Its impact was immediate and immense. Man 'was born yesterday - he will perish tomorrow' declared the Athenaeum. In later life Thomas ...


Priest And Nun?: Daniel Deronda, Anti-Catholicism And The Confessional, Kirstie Blair Jan 2001

Priest And Nun?: Daniel Deronda, Anti-Catholicism And The Confessional, Kirstie Blair

The George Eliot Review

In Chapter 32 of Daniel Deronda, Sir Hugo Mallinger jocularly remarks to Deronda, 'You are always looking tenderly at the women, and talking to them in a Jesuitical way. You are a dangerous young fellow'.' Deronda responds with undue irritation, drawing the narrative observation that, 'Sir Hugo's notion of flirting, it was to be hoped, was rather peculiar'. Both Deronda's defensive reaction and Eliot's sly comment hint at the potential dangers of 'peculiar' flirtation with Gwendolen, a peculiarity linked to the term 'Jesuitical'. In the pervasive late Victorian discourse of anti-Catholicism, Jesuit priests are associated with insinuation ...


Review Of A Community Of Interest- The Story Of The George Eliot Fellowship 1930-2000, Kathleen Adams Jan 2001

Review Of A Community Of Interest- The Story Of The George Eliot Fellowship 1930-2000, Kathleen Adams

The George Eliot Review

On November 22nd 1930 an inaugural supper for the George Eliot Fellowship was held at the Newdegate Arms in Nuneaton, at which Sir Francis Newdegate GCMG of Arbury Hall presided. He told the assembled company that it was high time that those who lived Nuneaton should pay every honour they could to George Eliot. He went on to say 'I cannot myself speak of her writings as an expert, but I do know that she has done a great deal for the neighbourhood in the way she has reproduced Warwickshire as it was 100 years ago and has preserved the ...


Edward Casaubon And Herbert Spencer, June Skye Szirotny Jan 2001

Edward Casaubon And Herbert Spencer, June Skye Szirotny

The George Eliot Review

Identifying the originals of George Eliot's characters has always fascinated readers. And none of her characters has inspired speculation about an original more than Edward Casaubon, George Eliot's scholar and clergyman in Middlemarch. In 1973, Richard Ellmann published an essay, 'Dorothea's Husbands: Some Biographical Speculations' ,re-examining the claims made for various persons George Eliot had known, as the original of Casaubon: Mark Pattison, Herbert Spencer, Dr. Robert Herbert Brabant, Jacob Bryant, Robert William Mackay, and George Eliot herself. Since then readers have focused on other contenders, mostly literary figures. 2 Of the traditional contenders, Mark Pattison, a ...


The George Eliot Review: Journal Of The George Eliot Fellowship 2001 No. 32, Beryl Gray, John Rignall Jan 2001

The George Eliot Review: Journal Of The George Eliot Fellowship 2001 No. 32, Beryl Gray, John Rignall

The George Eliot Review

CONTENTS

Notes on Contributors ........................................................................ 5

ADDRESSES Viscount Daventry: Address at the wreath-laying in the George Eliot Memorial Gardens, 18 June 2000 ................................................ 7

Jonathan Ouvry: Address at the wreath-laying in Westminster Abbey, 21 June 2000 ........................................................................... 9

Serena Evans: Address at the opening of a garden at the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, 9 July 2000 .................................................. .11

Barbara Hardy: The Twenty-Ninth George Eliot Memorial Lecture, 21 October 2000...................... 13

Kathleen Adams: The Toast to the Immortal Memory: George Eliot Birthday Luncheon, 19 November 2000 .......................................... 23

ARTICLES June Skye Szirotny: Edward Casaubon and Herbert Spencer (Prize Essay) ..............................29

Kirstie Blair : Priest and Nun ...


The Twenty-Ninth George Eliot Memorial Lecture, 2000 "George Eliot For The Twenty-First Century: Middlemarch And The Poetry Of Prosaic Conditions", Barbara Hardy Jan 2001

The Twenty-Ninth George Eliot Memorial Lecture, 2000 "George Eliot For The Twenty-First Century: Middlemarch And The Poetry Of Prosaic Conditions", Barbara Hardy

The George Eliot Review

Jerome Beaty should have given this lecture: 1 I have spoken and written in celebration of his scholarship and record that I was sad to be speaker not listener. Taking his amusingly grandiose title I place mine after it, and discussing Middlemarch and its poetry of (and in) prosaic conditions, respect his theme. I consider George Eliot's poetic language in Middlemarch at a time when many poets and novelists are interested in generic crossing and dislocation (as they have been in different ways from modernism to post-modernism) but when critics are less concerned with George Eliot's art, and ...


Japanese Branch Report 2000, Yukiko Ono Jan 2001

Japanese Branch Report 2000, Yukiko Ono

The George Eliot Review

The fourth annual convention of the George Eliot Fellowship of Japan was held at Kinki University in Osaka on Saturday, 25 November 2000.

The morning session began with a welcome speech by Norio Murase, Dean of the Literature Department of Kinki University. He said, 'George Eliot seems to be similar to Nukada-noookimi, a famous poet of Mayoshu, the oldest collected Japanese verses, in the seventh century, not in appearance, but in abundance of feeling.'

The first paper, 'Clothing in Janet's Repentance', was presented by Masae Ukawa, a full-time lecturer at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts. She observed ...


Letter To The Editor, 2001, Barbara Hardy Jan 2001

Letter To The Editor, 2001, Barbara Hardy

The George Eliot Review

The welcome purchase by the British Library of George Eliot / Jane Senior letters isn't always reported accurately. In a recent Woman's Hour Kathryn Hughes seemed to imply the correspondence was new to scholars. Haight's Yale Edition contains ten letters from George Eliot to Jane Senior, including three of the series in the news. The unpublished letters extend and stimulate existing knowledge. We shall discuss this and other subjects at a two-day symposium to be held at the University of London Institute of English Studies on 17-18 January 2002.


Middlemarch And Belinda, Graham Handley Jan 2001

Middlemarch And Belinda, Graham Handley

The George Eliot Review

Middlemarch and Rhoda Broughton's Belinda (1883) have often been cited as benchmarks in the much wider debate concerning Mark Pattison and his wife Emily Francis, later Lady Dilke. Among other novels with alleged Pattison derivations are W. H. Mallock's The New Republic (1877), Mrs. Humphry Ward's Robert Elsmere (1888), and Robert Liddell's The Almond Tree (1938), the latter apparently deftly drawn from the Pattison papers in the Bodleian. Apologists occupying the Pattison patch include John Sparrow and Vivian Green,’ while Pattison's own Memoirs (1885) are essential to any understanding of this alternately admired and vilified ...


Nobody's Daughters: Dicken's Tattycoram And George Eliot's Caterina Sarti, Beryl Gray Jan 2001

Nobody's Daughters: Dicken's Tattycoram And George Eliot's Caterina Sarti, Beryl Gray

The George Eliot Review

Doughty Street, where Dickens lived for three years (1836-9), is within a stone's throw of the site of London's Hospital for Foundling Children, which was established in 1739 by the retired sea-captain, Thomas Coram, whom Dickens venerated. Tavistock House - Dickens's home 1851-60, and where he wrote Little Dorrit, the novel in which Tattycoram appears - was also only a short walk from the Hospital.

Dickens entirely approved of the way the 'Foundling' was managed in his own day. The Household Words article 'Received, a Blank Child’,' which he co-authored with his sub-editor, W. H. Wills, unreservedly praises the ...


Address At The Wreath-Laying In The George Eliot Memorial Garden, Nuneaton 18 June 2000 Jan 2001

Address At The Wreath-Laying In The George Eliot Memorial Garden, Nuneaton 18 June 2000

The George Eliot Review

To be asked to lay a wreath and say a few words in celebration of George Eliot, the great authoress, is an honour, I am sure that most of you here today have much more knowledge and understanding of her life and works than I do, but having spent my childhood at Arbury and living there now with my wife and children, I believe that I have a small bond.

It is astounding to think that she, who is so much a part of the fabric of Arbury, is a world famous figure. Her talent was acknowledged during her lifetime ...


Address Wreath-Laying In Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey 21 June 2000, Jonathan G. Ouvry Jan 2001

Address Wreath-Laying In Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey 21 June 2000, Jonathan G. Ouvry

The George Eliot Review

When Gabriel Woolf was standing here a few years ago, he told us the various things that he was not, in relation to George Eliot; for example, that he was not an author fresh from the triumph of the latest biography or other learned work, or an academic (though there I think he does himself an injustice). I too am not any of the things which very often distinguish the wreath laying guest on this important occasion in the George Eliot Fellowship's calendar. Among the many things which I am not, is any kind of blood relation of George ...


Opening Of The Garden At The George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton, 9 July 2000, Serena Evans Jan 2001

Opening Of The Garden At The George Eliot Hospital Nuneaton, 9 July 2000, Serena Evans

The George Eliot Review

When I was asked to come here to open this lovely garden I wondered what on earth I could say about George Eliot that you hadn't thought, read, written or said already - and then I decided that I should talk about the one thing that you don't know about, and that is what has meant to be George Eliot's great- great- great-niece.

It wasn't a thing I questioned when I was little, it just was; at home the book shelves were full of leather bound volumes of her novels and the downstairs loo had pictures on ...


American Branch Report, Linda K. Roberston Jan 2001

American Branch Report, Linda K. Roberston

The George Eliot Review

Dr. Linda K. Robertson reports that a small group of members and friends met for dinner in St. Louis, Missouri in November and it is hoped this might become a regular event. Vast distances preclude members in the USA meeting as a branch but there are at present 33 annual members there and 49 life members. One of the latter, George Griffith delivered a paper on 'George Eliot’s Photographed Face and the Gaze of Public Celebrity' at the conference of Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States in October. The parent Fellowship in England would welcome news ...


Annual Report 2000, Kathleen Adams Jan 2001

Annual Report 2000, Kathleen Adams

The George Eliot Review

2000, the Millennium Year, proved to be a mixture of success and some disappointment. The Fellowship Council planned many extra events for so auspicious a year; some were very successful, others were not. Indeed, many of us felt that the excitement of the Millennium had faded by the end of January!

The year began for us with the sad news of the death of our Patron, Viscount Daventry. Several members attended his funeral service at Astley ('Knebley') Church and we were also represented at the Memorial Service later in St Mary's Church in Warwick. Viscount Daventry had been our ...


Women's Lives: Different Yet The Same, Taniamarie Nylund Jan 2001

Women's Lives: Different Yet The Same, Taniamarie Nylund

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

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Contents, Tom Mack, Ph.D. Jan 2001

Contents, Tom Mack, Ph.D.

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


To Barchester And Beyond: Entering The World Of A Novel Today, Michael R. Allen Jan 2001

To Barchester And Beyond: Entering The World Of A Novel Today, Michael R. Allen

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


Multicultural Literature: A Study Of A Berks County, Pa High School, Amy Mcfeaters, Sara Smith, Lucy Chen, Rose Thoma Jan 2001

Multicultural Literature: A Study Of A Berks County, Pa High School, Amy Mcfeaters, Sara Smith, Lucy Chen, Rose Thoma

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


Back Matter, Tom Mack, Ph.D. Jan 2001

Back Matter, Tom Mack, Ph.D.

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Tom Mack, Ph.D. Jan 2001

Front Matter, Tom Mack, Ph.D.

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.


The Oswald Review Undergraduate Research And Criticism In The Discipline Of English: Volume 3 Fall 2001 Jan 2001

The Oswald Review Undergraduate Research And Criticism In The Discipline Of English: Volume 3 Fall 2001

The Oswald Review: An International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Criticism in the Discipline of English

No abstract provided.