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Module Reading List

Imperial Masculinities: Late-Victorian Romance Fiction, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Julia Reid
J.H.M.Reid@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Texts for purchase

H. Rider Haggard, She (1887)

Arthur Conan Doyle, The sign of four (1890), in Penguin Classics, 2001

Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Phantom Rickshaw’ (1888), in The man who would be king, and other stories, Oxford World’s Classics, 1996

Robert Louis Stevenson, ‘The Beach of Falesa’ (1892), in Roslyn Jolly, ed., South Sea tales, Oxford University Press, 1996

Rudyard Kipling, Kim (1900-1), in Broadview, 2005

Flora Annie Steel, On the Face of the Waters: A Tale of the Mutiny (1896; New York: Macmillan, 1897). (This edition is available online through Hathi Trust (https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100763496) or can be purchased in Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series.)

H. G. Wells, The war of the worlds (1897), in Penguin, 2005

Robert Louis Stevenson, The Ebb-Tide (1893-4), in Roslyn Jolly.

Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim (1899-1900)

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General reading

Arata, Stephen, Fictions of loss in the Victorian fin de siècle (1996)

Betensky, Carolyn, 'Casual Racism in Victorian Literature', Victorian Literature and Culture 47.4 (winter 2019): 723-51

Bristow, Joseph, Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's World (1991)

Brantlinger, Patrick, Rule of darkness : British literature and imperialism, 1830-1914 (1988)

Chrisman, Laura, and Benita Parry, eds, Postcolonial theory and criticism (2000)

Deane, Bradley, Masculinity and the New Imperialism: Rewriting Manhood in British Popular Literature 1870-1914 (2014)

Friedman, Dustin, 'Unsettling the Normative: Articulations of Masculinity in Victorian Literature and Culture', Literature Compass 7.12 (2010)

Gopal, Priyamvada, Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent (2019)

Hall, Catherine, ed., Cultures of empire : colonizers in Britain and the empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries : a reader (2000)

Kestner, Joseph, *Masculinities in British adventure fiction, 1880-1915* (2010)

McClintock, Anne, Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (1995)

MacDonald, Robert H., The language of empire : myths and metaphors of popular imperialism, 1880-1918 (1994)

Mallett, Phillip, ed., The Victorian Novel and Masculinity (2015)

Pratt, Mary Louise, Imperial eyes : travel writing and transculturation (1992)

Richards, Thomas, The imperial archive : knowledge and the fantasy of empire (1993)

Showalter, Elaine, Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Culture at the Fin de Siecle (1992)

Streets, Heather, Martial Races: The Military, Race, and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914 (2004)

Suleri, Sara, The rhetoric of English India (1992)

Tosh, John, Manliness and masculinities in nineteenth-century Britain : essays on gender, family and empire (2004)

Young, Robert, Colonial desire : hybridity in theory, culture, and race (1995)

Young, Robert, Postcolonialism : an historical introduction (2001)

 

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Rider Haggard

Arata, Stephen, * Fictions of loss in the Victorian fin de siècle * (CUP, 1996)

Brantlinger, Patrick, ‘Victorians and Africans: The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent’, Critical Inquiry 12.1 (autumn 1985), 166-203

Burdett, Carolyn, 'Romance, Reincarnation, and Rider Haggard', * The Victorian supernatural *, ed Nicola Bown, Burdett, and Pamela Thurschwell (CUP, 2004)

Chrisman, Laura, Rereading the imperial romance : British imperialism and South African resistance in Haggard, Schreiner, and Plaatje (2000)

Chrisman, Laura, 'The Imperial Unconscious? Representations of Imperial Discourse', * Critical quarterly. * 32 (1990): 38-58.

Cohen, Morton, Rider Haggard : his life and works. (1960)

Cohen, Morton, ed., Rudyard Kipling to Rider Haggard : the record of a friendship (1965)

Ellis, Peter Berresford, H. Rider Haggard : a voice from the infinite (1978)

Deane, Bradley, 'Mummy Fiction and the Occupation of Egypt: Imperial Striptease', English literature in transition : 1880-1920. 51.4 (2008).

Etherington, Norman, Rider Haggard (1984)

Fraser, Robert, Victorian quest romance : Stevenson, Haggard, Kipling, and Conan Doyle (1998)

Gilbert, Sandra M., Susan Gubar, No Man s Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century, vol. 2: Sexchanges (1989)

Gold, Barri, 'Embracing the Corpse: Discursive Recycling in H. Rider Haggard's *She*', * English literature in transition : 1880-1920. * (38.3) (1995): 305-27

Green, Martin, Dreams of Adventure, Deeds of Empire (1980)

Haggard, H. Rider, King Solomon's Mines (1885)

Hall, Martin, ‘Heads and Tales’, Representations 54 (spring 1996), 104-23

Karlin, Daniel, introduction to She (OUP, 1991)

Katz, Wendy, Rider Haggard and the fiction of empire : a critical study of British imperial fiction (1987)

Low, Gail Ching-Liang, White skins/Black masks : representation and colonialism (1996)

McClintock, Anne, ‘Maidens, Maps, and Mines: The Reinvention of Patriarchy in Colonial South Africa’, The South Atlantic quarterly. 87.1 (1988), 147-91 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Murphy, Patricia, ‘The Gendering of History in She ’, Studies in English literature, 1500-1900. 39.4 (autumn 1999), 747-792

Patteson, Richard F., ‘Manhood and Misogyny in the Imperialist Romance’, Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 35.1 (1981), 3-12

Pocock, Tom, Rider Haggard and the lost empire (1993)

Reid, Julia, ' "She-Who-Must-be-Obeyed": Anthropology and Matriarchy in H. Rider Haggard's She', Journal of Victorian Culture 20 (2015), 357-74.

Reid, Julia, "'Gladstone bags, shooting boots, and Bryant & May's matches: Empire, commerce, and the imperial romance in the *Graphic*'s serialization of H. Rider Haggard's *She*', * Studies in the novel. * 43.2 (summer 2011): 152-78.

Sandison, Alan, The wheel of empire : a study of the imperial idea in some late nineteenth and early twentieth-century fiction (1967)

Thiong’o, Ngugi wa, Decolonizing the mind : paradigms for self-definition in Nayantara Sahgal's Rich like us (1986)

 

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Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four

Barsham, Diana, Arthur Conan Doyle and the meaning of masculinity (Ashgate, 2000)

Beckson, Karl, London in the 1890s : a cultural history (NY: Norton, 1992)

Chernaik, Warren, Martin Swales, and Robert Vilain, The art of detective fiction (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000)

Frank, Lawrence, Victorian detective fiction and the nature of evidence : the scientific investigations of Poe, Dickens, and Doyle (Palgrave, 2003)

Frank, Lawrence, 'Dreaming the Medusa: Imperialism, Primitivism, and Sexuality in Arthur Conan Doyle's The Sign of Four ', Signs. 22 (1996-7): 52-85.

Ginzburg, Carlo, ‘Morelli, Freud, and Sherlock Holmes: Clues and Scientific Method’, in Umberto Eco and Thomas A. Sebeok, eds., The sign of three : Dupin, Holmes, Peirce (Blookington: Indiana UP, 1983) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Harrison, Michael, ed., Beyond Baker Street : a Sherlockian anthology (Indianapolis, Indiana: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976)

Hodgson, John A., ed., Sherlock Holmes : the major stories with contemporary critical essays (Boston: Bedford Books, 1994)

Jann, Rosemary, The adventures of Sherlock Holmes : detecting social order (NY: Twayne, 1995)

Jann, Rosemary, ‘Sherlock Holmes Codes the Social Body’, ELH. 57 (1990), 685-708

Kestner, Joseph A., Sherlock's men : masculinity, Conan Doyle, and cultural history (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1997)

John McBratney, 'Racial and Criminal Types: Indian Ethnography and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Sign of Four ', Victorian literature and culture. 33 (2005)

Orel, Harold, ed., Critical essays on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (NY: G. K. Hall, 1992)

Ousby, Ian, Bloodhounds of heaven : the detective in English fiction from Godwin to Doyle (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard UP, 1976)

Priestman, Martin, Detective fiction and literature : the figure on the carpet (London: Macmillan, 1990)

Thomas, Ronald R., ‘Detection in the Victorian novel’, in Deirdre David, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel (Cambridge: CUP, 2001) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Thomas, Ronald, Detective fiction and the rise of forensic science (CUP, 1999)

Wiener, Martin J., Reconstructing the criminal : culture, law, and policy in England, 1830-1914 (Cambridge: CUP, 1990)

Wynne, Catherine, The colonial Conan Doyle : British imperialism, Irish nationalism, and the gothic (2002)

McLauglin, Joseph, Writing the urban jungle : reading empire in London from Doyle to Eliot (2000)

 

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Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Phantom Rickshaw’

Brantlinger, Patrick, 'Imperial Gothic: Atavism and the Occult in the British Adventure Nove, 1880-1914', English Literature in Transition 1880-1914 28 (1985): 243-52.

Gilmour, David, The long recessional : the imperial life of Rudyard Kipling (2002)

Green, Martin, Dreams of Adventure, Deeds of Empire (1980)

Green, Roger Lancelyn, ed., Kipling; the critical heritage. (1971)

Gross, John, ed., Rudyard Kipling : the man, his work and his world (1972)

Kemp, Sandra, Kipling's hidden narratives (1988)

Moore-Gilbert, B. J., Kipling and 'Orientalism' (1986)

Moss, R. F., Rudyard Kipling and the fiction of adolescence (1982)

Orel, Harold, ed., Critical essays on Rudyard Kipling (1989)

Prickett, Stephen, Victorian fantasy (1979)

Said, Edward, Culture and Imperialism (1991)

Suleri, Sara, The rhetoric of English India (1992)

Sullivan, Zorah T., Narratives of empire : the fictions of Rudyard Kipling (1993)

Wilson, Angus, The strange ride of Rudyard Kipling : his life and works (1977)

 

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Robert Louis Stevenson, ‘The Beach of Falesa’

Brantlinger, Patrick, Rule of darkness : British literature and imperialism, 1830-1914 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988)

Calder, Jenni, RLS : a life story (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1980)

Edmond, Rod, Representing the South Pacific : colonial discourse from Cook to Gauguin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997)

Harman, Claire, Robert Louis Stevenson : a biography (London: HarperCollins, 2005).

Hillier, Robert, ‘Folklore and Oral Tradition in Stevenson’s South Seas Narrative Poems and Short Stories’, Scottish Literary Journal 14 (1987) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Jolly, Roslyn, ‘Stevenson’s “Sterling Domestic Fiction”: “The Beach of Falesá”’, Review of English studies. n.s. 50 (1999)

Jolly, Roslyn, ‘South Sea Gothic: Pierre Loti and Robert Louis Stevenson’, English literature in transition : 1880-1920. 47 (2004), 28-49

Harris, Jason Marc, ‘Robert Louis Stevenson: Folklore and Imperialism’, English literature in transition : 1880-1920. 46 (2003), 382-99

Kucich, John, ‘Melancholy Magic: Masochism, Stevenson, Anti-imperialism’, Nineteenth century literature. 56 (2001), 364-400

Lamb, Jonathan, Vanessa Smith, and Nicholas Thomas, ‘Introduction’, in Exploration & exchange : a South Seas anthology, 1680-1900 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), xiii-xxv.

Linehan, Katherine Bailey, ‘“Taking Up With Kanakas”: Stevenson’s Complex Social Criticism in “The Beach of Falesá”’, English literature in transition : 1880-1920. 33 (1990)

Menikoff, Barry, Robert Louis Stevenson and 'The Beach of Falesá' : a study in Victorian publishing : with the original text (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1984)

Reid, Julia, Robert Louis Stevenson, science, and the fin de siècle (Palgrave, 2006)

Reid, Julia, ‘Robert Louis Stevenson and the “Romance of Anthropology”’, Journal of Victorian culture. 10.1 (spring 2005)

Smith, Vanessa, Literary culture and the Pacific : nineteenth-century textual encounters (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998)

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Rudyard Kipling, Kim

Adam, Ian, ‘Oral/Literate/Transcendent: The Politics of Language Modes in Kim ’, The yearbook of English studies. 27 (1997), 66-78

Bivona, Daniel, British imperial literature, 1870-1940 : writing and the administration of empire (1998)

Boehmer, Elleke, Colonial and Postcolonial Literature (1995)

Fraser, Robert, Victorian quest romance : Stevenson, Haggard, Kipling, and Conan Doyle (1998)

Green, Martin, Dreams of Adventure, Deeds of Empire (1980)

Low, Gail Ching-Liang, White skins/Black masks : representation and colonialism (1996)

McClure, John, Kipling & Conrad : the colonial fiction (1981)

Moore-Gilbert, B. J., Kipling and 'Orientalism' (1986)

Moss, R. F., Rudyard Kipling and the fiction of adolescence (1982)

Orel, Harold, ed., Critical essays on Rudyard Kipling (1989)

Prickett, Stephen, Victorian fantasy (1979)

Randall, Don, Kipling's imperial boy : adolescence and cultural hybridity (2000)

Richards, Thomas, ‘Archive and Utopia’, Representations 37 (winter 1992), 104-35

Said, Edward, Culture and Imperialism (1991)

Sandison, Alan, The wheel of empire : a study of the imperial idea in some late nineteenth and early twentieth-century fiction (1967)

Suleri, Sara, The rhetoric of English India (1992)

Sullivan, Zorah T., Narratives of empire : the fictions of Rudyard Kipling (1993)

Taylor, Jesse Oak, 'Kipling's Imperial Aestheticism: Epistemologies of Art and Empire in Kim ', English Literature in Transition 1880-1920 52 (2009)

Wegner, Philip, ‘“Life as He Would Have It”: The Invention of India in Kipling’s Kim ’, Cultural critique. 26 (winter 1993), 129-59

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Flora Annie Steel, On the Face of the Waters

Bubb, Alexander, 'The Residue of Modernity: Technology, Anachronism, and Bric-a-Brac in India', in Late Victorian Into Modern, ed. by Laura Marcus, Michèle Mendelssohn, and Kirsten Shepherd-Barr (2016), 610-25.

Erll, Astrid, 'Re-writing and re-visioning: modes of representing the "Indian Mutiny" in British Novels, 1857 to 2000', European Journal of English Studies 10.2 (2006): 163-85. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Herbert, Christopher, War of No Pity: The Indian Mutiny and Victorian Trauma (2009)

Mangum, Teresa, 'New Strategies for New (Academic) Women', Part II of 'The New Woman's Work: Past, Present, and Future', Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 3.2 (summer 2007)

Nielsen, Danielle, 'Survival and Acceptance in Flora Annie Steel's On the Face of the Waters', Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 8.1 (spring 2012)

Paxton, Nancy, 'Mobilizing Chivalry: Rape in Flora Annie Steel's On the Face of the Waters and Other British Novels about the Indian Uprising of 1857', in Barbara Leah Harman and Susan Meyer, eds, The New Nineteenth Century: Feminist Readings of Underread Victorian Fiction (1996), 247-75

Pike, Helen Bauer, 'Reconstructing the Colonial Woman: Gender, Race, and the Memsahib in Flora Annie Steel's On the Face of the Waters', Nineteenth-Century Feminisms 6 (2002), 74-86 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 19/09/2019) 

Richardson, LeeAnne, New Woman and Colonial Adventure Fiction in Britain: Gender, Genre, and Empire (2006) 

Sharpe, Jenny, Allegories of Empire: The Figure of Woman in the Colonial Text (1993)

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H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds

Batchelor, John, H.G. Wells (1985)

Booker, Keith, and Anne-Marie Thomas, *The science fiction handbook*

Hammond, John, H. G. Wells (2001)

Haynes, Rosslyn D., H. G. Wells, discoverer of the future : the influence of science on his thought (1980)

Huntington, John, The logic of fantasy : H.G. Wells and science fiction (1982)

Kemp, Peter, H.G. Wells and the culminating ape : biological imperatives and imaginative obsessions (1982)

Parrinder, Patrick, ed., H.G. Wells - the critical heritage (1972)

Parrinder, Patrick, Shadows of the future : H.G. Wells, science fiction and prophecy. (1995)

Partington, John S., The Wellsian : selected essays on H.G. Wells (2003)

Smith, David C., The correspondence of H.G. Wells (1998)

Stableford, Brian, Scientific romance in Britain 1890-1950 (1985)

Wilt, Judith, ‘Imperial Mouth: Imperialism, the Gothic, and Science Fiction’, Journal of Popular Culture 14 (1981), 618-28

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Robert Louis Stevenson, The Ebb-Tide

Ashley, Scott, ‘Primitivism, Celticism and Morbidity in the Atlantic fin de siècle ’, in Symbolism, decadence and the fin de siècle : French and European perspectives, ed. Patrick McGuinness (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2000), 175-93. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Buckton, Oliver, ‘Reanimating Stevenson’s Corpus’, Nineteenth century literature. 55.1 (2000), 22-58

Colley, Ann, Robert Louis Stevenson and the colonial imagination (Ashgate, 2004)

Davidson, Guy, 'Homosocial Relations, Masculine Embodiment, and Imperialism in Stevenson's *The Ebb-Tide*', English Literature in Transition 1880-1914 (2004)

Ebbatson, Roger, ‘ The Ebb-Tide: Missionary Endeavour in the Islands of Light’, in Andrew Dix and Jonathan Taylor, eds., Figures of heresy : radical theology in English and American writing, 1800-2000 (Brighton, East Sussex: Sussex Academic Press, forthcoming December 2005) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Fowler, Alastair, ‘Parables of Adventure: The Debatable Novels of Robert Louis Stevenson’, in Nineteenth-century Scottish fiction : critical essays, ed. Ian Campbell (Manchester: Carcanet, 1979), 105-29. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Hillier, Robert, The South Seas fiction of Robert Louis Stevenson (Peter Lang, 1989).

Kerrigan, Catherine, and Peter Hinchcliffe, eds., ‘Introduction’, in The ebb-tide : a trio and quartette (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1995) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Koestenbaum, Wayne, Double talk : the erotics of male literary collaboration (London: Routledge, 1989)

Kucich, John, ‘Melancholy Magic: Masochism, Stevenson, Anti-imperialism’, Nineteenth century literature. 56 (2001), 364-400

Reid, Julia, Robert Louis Stevenson, science, and the fin de siècle (Palgrave, 2006)

Sandison, Alan, Robert Louis Stevenson and the appearance of modernism : a future feeling (1996)

Smith, Vanessa, Literary culture and the Pacific : nineteenth-century textual encounters (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998)

 

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Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

Batchelor, John, The life of Joseph Conrad : a critical biography (1994)

Bivona, Daniel, British imperial literature, 1870-1940 : writing and the administration of empire (1998)

Cohen, Scott A., '"Get Out!": Empire Migration and Human Traffic in Lord Jim ', Novel. 36.3 (2003): 374-97.

Donovan, Stephen, Joseph Conrad and popular culture (2005)

Dryden, Linda, Joseph Conrad and the imperial romance (2000)

Fraser, Gail, Interweaving patterns in the works of Joseph Conrad (1988)

GoGwilt, Christopher, The invention of the west : Joseph Conrad and the double-mapping of Europe and empire (1995)

Greaney, Michael, Conrad, language, and narrative (2002)

Griffith, John W., Joseph Conrad and the anthropological dilemma : "bewildered traveller" (1995)

Hampson, Robert, Joseph Conrad : betrayal and identity (1992)

Hannah, Daniel, '"Under a cloud": Silence, Identity, and Interpretation in Lord Jim ', Conradiana 40.1 (2008): 39-59.

Hawthorn, Jeremy, Joseph Conrad : narrative technique and ideological commitment (1990)

Jones, Susan, Conrad and women (1999)

Kuehn, Robert E., Twentieth century interpretations of Lord Jim : a collection of critical essays (1969)

McClure, John, Kipling & Conrad : the colonial fiction (1981)

O’Hanlon, Redmond, Joseph Conrad and Charles Darwin : the influence of scientific thought on Conrad's fiction (1984)

Parry, Benita, Conrad and imperialism : ideological boundaries and visionary frontiers (1983)

Raval, Suresh, ‘Narrative and Authority in Lord Jim: Conrad’s Art of Failure’, ELH. 48 (1981), 387-410

Reilly, Jim, Shadowtime : history and representation in Hardy, Conrad and George Eliot (1993)

Ressler, Steve, Joseph Conrad : consciousness and integrity (1988)

Roberts, Andrew, Conrad and masculinity (2000)

Schwarz, Daniel, 'The Journey to Patusan: The Education of Jim and Marlow in Conrad's Lord Jim ', Studies in the novel. 4.3 (fall 1972): 442-58.

Seeley, Tracy, ‘Conrad’s Modernist Romance: Lord Jim ’, ELH. 59 (1992), 495-511

Tanner, J. E., ‘The Chronology and the Enigmatic End of Lord Jim ’, Nineteenth century fiction. 21 (1967), 369-80

Tanner, Tony, Conrad: Lord Jim (1963)

Watt, Ian, Conrad in the Nineteenth Century (1900)

Watts, Cedric, A Preface to Conrad (1982)

This list was last updated on 22/11/2019