ENGLISH POLITICAL NOVEL OF THE LATE VICTORIAN PERIOD

  • Shamsutdinova, N.
Abstract:
The paper deals with analysis of the English political novel as a unique phenomenon in the British national culture in the second half of the XIX century. Traditionally literary critics refer to the political novel of the whole Victorian period, i.e. the novels written during the period of more than seventy years. The paper is focused on specific features of the Late Victorian novel as a cultural phenomenon of the Victorian age and the factors that contributed to the emergence and genesis of the political novel in Great Britain (1870-1900), which became the most popular, manifold and influential literary genre. Tracing the history of literature one can notice that during certain periods of time one or another genre dominates fiction and there are factors beyond literary process, that make possible genre appearance in certain decades. Having their own characteristic features genres become an integral part of an epoch. As a dynamic synthesis of form and content genre can be a symbol of literary or cultural period and its product at the same time. The examples of political episodes in English fiction can be met in historical chronicles and tragedies by Marlowe and Shakespeare, later on in some political odes, poems and pamphlets by Milton, Swift, Pope, Sheridan and others, while political themes in the novels being rare and inessential. The aim of the study is to analyze the British political novel of the last decades (1870-1900) of the XIX century, its poetics and peculiarities as well, making use of literary-historical approach.
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Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
political novel; Late Victorian fiction; dominating literary genre
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session
Book number:
3.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
63-70
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
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SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
06-09 April, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-52-0
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session, 06-09 April, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/HB31/S02.009
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