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Adaptive/Appropriative Reuse in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Having One's Cake and Eating It Too / Marie-luise, Kohlke

Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century, Pages: 169 - 187

Swansea University Author: Marie-luise, Kohlke

Abstract

This chapter considers neo-Victorian fiction in terms of notions of 'reuse' more commonly applied to the repurposing, renovation, and modernisation of historical buildings, exploring the multiple heterogeneous cultural utilisations of the neo-Victorian and the audience appetites it serves.

Published in: Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century
ISBN: 9781784995102
Published: Manchester, UK Manchester University Press 2017
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa36098
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Abstract: This chapter considers neo-Victorian fiction in terms of notions of 'reuse' more commonly applied to the repurposing, renovation, and modernisation of historical buildings, exploring the multiple heterogeneous cultural utilisations of the neo-Victorian and the audience appetites it serves.
Keywords: adaptive reuse, appropriative reuse, biofiction,Barbara Chase-Riboud, Richard Flanagan, Gothic, heterogeneity, Hottentot Venus, presentist concerns, repurposing, Wanting
College: College of Arts and Humanities
Start Page: 169
End Page: 187