Ranging historically from the French Revolution to the beginnings of Modernism, this book examines the significance of memory in an era of furious social change. Through an examination of literature, history and science the authors explore the theme of memory as a tool of social progression. This book offers a fresh theoretical understanding of the period and a wealth of empirical material of use to the historian, literature student or social psychologist.

chapter |12 pages


ByMatthew Campbell, Jacqueline M. Labbe, Sally Shuttleworth

part |2 pages

PART I Memory

chapter 1|15 pages

Romanticism and the re-engendering of historical memory

ByGreg Kucich

chapter 2|16 pages

Scott’s The Heart of Midlothian and the disordered memory

ByCatherine A. Jones

chapter 3|14 pages

‘The malady of thought’

Embodied memory in Victorian psychology and the novel
BySally Shuttleworth

chapter 4|20 pages

The unquiet limit: old age and memory in

Old age and memory in Victorian narrative
ByHelen Small

chapter 5|18 pages

Memory through the looking glass

Ruskin versus Hardy
ByPhilip Davis

chapter 6|19 pages


Memory from Eliot to Eliot
ByRick Rylance

part |2 pages

PART II Writing and remembering: elegy, memorial, rhyme

chapter 7|13 pages

Gender and memory in post-Revolutionary women’s writing

ByGary Kelly

chapter 8|15 pages

Re-membering: memory, posterity and the memorial poem

Memory, posterity, and the memorial poem
ByJacqueline M. Labbe

chapter 9|13 pages

‘All that it had to say’: Henry Adams and the

Henry Adams and the Rock Creek Memorial
ByDuco van Oostrum

chapter 10|15 pages

Memory enstructured

The case of Memorial Hall
ByClyde Binf ield

chapter 11|14 pages

Memorials of the Tennysons

ByMatthew Campbell

chapter 12|19 pages

Rhyming as resurrection

ByGillian Beer