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Bristow, Joseph

Works: 85 works in 485 publications in 2 languages and 18,180 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Didactic fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Fables  Poetry  Paranormal fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR5819, 823.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joseph Bristow
Sexuality by Joseph Bristow( )

51 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Bristow introduces readers to the most influential contemporary theories of sexual desire and reveals how nineteenth-century scientists invented 'sexuality'."--Jacket
Wilde writings : contextual conditions by Joseph Bristow( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wilde Writings brings together research by established and emerging scholars, some of whom draw on unpublished archival material, and all of whom have something new and enlightening to say about Wilde. The collection provides fresh insights into critical debates about Wilde and effeminacy, masochism, and Christian theology, and also draws attention to significant problems in the textual editing of his writings, his debt to the 'aesthetic' fiction of the novelist Ouida, and the popularity of his drama in twentieth-century China."--BOOK JACKET
The picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde( )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorian Gray gives his soul for eternal youth. While his portrait changes hideously, reflecting his crimes and corruption, he remains outwardly flawless. This new edition uses the 1891 expanded text and shows how Wilde transformed his many sources. - ;'The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.'. When Dorian Gray has his portrait painted, he is captivated by his own beauty. Tempted by his world-weary, decadent friend Lord Henry Wotton, he wishes to stay forever young, and pledges his very soul to keep his good looks. Set in fin-de-si--eacute--;cle London, the novel traces a path
Oscar Wilde and modern culture : the making of a legend by Joseph Bristow( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the meteoric rise, sudden fall, and legendary resurgence of this influential writer's reputation. In the years leading up to his two-year imprisonment, Wilde stood among the foremost dramatists in London. But after he was sent down for committing acts of "gross indecency" it seemed likely that social embarrassment would inflict irreparable damage to his legacy. He died in comparative obscurity. Little could he have realized that in five years his name would come back into popular circulation thanks to the success of Richard Strauss's opera Salomé and Robert Ross's edition of De Profundi. With each succeeding decade, the twentieth century continued to honor Wilde's name by keeping his plays in repertory, producing dramas about his life, adapting his works for film, and devising countless biographical and critical studies of his writings
The Cambridge companion to Victorian poetry by Joseph Bristow( Book )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Companion provides an introduction to the issues that absorbed the attention of poets from the 1830s to the 1890s. The thirteen chapters offer fresh insights into the works of well-known figures such as Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson and the writings of women poets -- like Amy Levy, and Augusta Webster -- whose contribution to Victorian culture has only recently been acknowledged by modern scholars. The volume, which will be of interest to scholars and students alike, features a detailed chronology of the Victorian period and a guide to further reading
The story of an African farm by Olive Schreiner( )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults - Waldo, Em and Lyndall - who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late-19th century - the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name
Wilde discoveries : traditions, histories, archives by Joseph Bristow( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most significant resource for any researcher wishing to understand the finer details of Oscar Wilde's remarkable career, the "Oscar Wilde and His Circle" archive at the University of California, Los Angeles houses the world's largest collection of materials relating to the life and work of the gifted Irish writer. Wilde Discoveries brings together thirteen studies based on research done in this archive that span the course of Wilde's work and shed light on previously neglected aspects of his lively and varied professional and personal life. This volume offers fresh approaches to well-known works such as The Picture of Dorian Gray while paying serious attention to his lesser known writings and activities, including his earliest attempts at emulating the English Romantics, his editing of Woman's World, and his fascination with anarchism. A detailed introduction by the volume editor ties the essays together and illustrates the distinctive evolution of research on this great writer's extraordinary career"--Jacket
Nineteenth-century women poets : an Oxford anthology by Isobel Armstrong( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteenth-Century Women Poets is a major new anthology, selecting widely from writings produced in a period that has traditionally been associated with relatively few eminent female poets. Opening with Anna Laetitia Barbauld's petition to William Wilberforce and ending with the myth-making Irish writers of the Celtic revival, Nineteenth-Century Women Poets rediscovers rich and diverse female traditions. The anthology presents the work of over one hundred women writers. Besides featuring distinguished middle-class poets such as Felicia Hemans, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Christina Rossetti, the collection presents work by authors such as Maria Jane Jewsbury, Augusta Webster, and Michael Field, whose significance is only now becoming apparent. It achieves range and depth by reprinting poems by working-class, colonial, and political poets, in addition to very substantial selections from the work of major figures. The collection draws on first editions wherever possible
The fin-de-siècle poem : English literary culture and the 1890s by Joseph Bristow( )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde's Chatterton : literary history, romanticism, and the art of forgery by Joseph Bristow( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Oscar Wilde's Chatterton, Joseph Bristow and Rebecca N. Mitchell explore Wilde's fascination with the eighteenth-century forger Thomas Chatterton, who tragically took his life at the age of seventeen. This innovative study combines a scholarly monograph with a textual edition of the extensive notes that Wilde took on the brilliant forger who inspired not only Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Keats but also Victorian artists and authors. Bristow and Mitchell argue that Wilde's substantial "Chatterton" notebook, which previous scholars have deemed a work of plagiarism, is central to his development as a gifted writer of criticism, drama, fiction, and poetry. This volume, which covers the whole span of Wilde's career, reveals that his research on Chatterton informs his deepest engagements with Romanticism, plagiarism, and forgery, especially in later works such as "The Portrait of Mr. W. H.," The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Grounded in painstaking archival research that draws on previously undiscovered sources, Oscar Wilde's Chatterton explains why, in Wilde's personal canon of great writers (which included such figures as Charles Baudelaire, Gustave Flaubert, Théophile Gautier, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti), Chatterton stood as an equal in this most distinguished
The complete works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde( Book )

in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of Poems and Poems in Prose inaugurates the Oxford English Texts Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. It provides texts of Wilde's one-hundred and nineteen poems and poems in prose, including twenty-one never published in his lifetime, together with the publishing history of each poem, and a detailed commentary on allusions and echoes, imagery, and points of biographical interest."--Publisher's description
Sexual sameness : textual differences in lesbian and gay writing by Joseph Bristow( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1992, Sexual Sameness examines the differing textual strategies male and female writers have developed to celebrate homosexuality. Examining such writers as E.M. Forster, James Baldwin, Sylvia Townsend Warner and Audre Lourde, this wide-ranging book demonstrates how literature has been one of the few cultural spaces in which sexual outsiders have been able to explore forbidden desires. From the humiliating trials of Oscar Wilde to the appalling stigmatisation of people living with AIDS, Sexual Sameness reveals the
Victorian women poets : Emily Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This New Casebook includes some of the most incisive and searching critical explorations of poetry by Victorian women. Based on theoretical methods drawn from forms of feminist and historicist inquiry, it reveals how and why the powerful and often popular works of writers such as Emily Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti have been subject to radical rereading and revaluation since the late 1970s. Furnished with a detailed introduction about women and poetic identity between 1830 and 1890, the volume includes an extensive bibliography suggesting further reading in what is a rapidly expanding field of criticism
Effeminate England : homoerotic writing after 1885 by Joseph Bristow( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Effeminate England, Joseph Bristow explores the legacy of effeminacy in homoerotic literature that began more than a century ago with the 1885 Labouchere Amendment criminalizing male homosexual contact and Oscar Wilde's subsequent incarceration. This broad overview looks into the century that followed these defining moments in the history of gay literature, demonstrating how the effeminate behavior that came to be connected so solidly with male homosexual identity has manifested itself in the literature of gay male writers in England. Effeminate England focuses closely on the works and lives of several prominent British literary figures of the past century, including E.M. Forster, John Addington Symonds, and Quentin Crisp. In a concluding section, Bristow evaluates the impact of the AIDS epidemic on gay men's writing and offers a thoughtful, original reading of Alan Hollinghurst's highly regarded recent novel, The Swimming Pool Library
Essays and studies, 2003 : Victorian women poets( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The specially commissioned essays in Victorian Women Poets offer revisionary readings of canonical poets and bring into focus re-discovered writers. The volume both engages critically with the political and aesthetic agenda behind the project of recovery, and also presents a pioneering approach to reading poets who have slipped out of the canon. The work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti is re-assessed and given surprising and innovative literary, political and intellectual contexts that will change the way we interpret their poetry. Writers of emerging significance, such as Theodosia Garrow Trollope, Augusta Webster, Mathilde Blind, Michael Field and Margaret Veley, are given prominence in groundbreaking analysis that situates their writing within the wider debates of the period. The themes interwoven throughout the essays--literary history and canonicity, political poetics, nationhood, print culture, and genre--provide a radically new understanding of Victorian women's poetry that maps an agenda for future research
The infernal desires of Angela Carter : fiction, femininity, feminism by Joseph Bristow( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exciting new series provides students of twentieth-century literature with some of the most advanced scholarly and critical word in the field in a lucid and accessible form. Volumes may focus on an individual anthor or literary movement, or adress critical and cultural themes or historical moments and movements. The series assumes no particular critical line or theoretical tendency but aims to present the best writing on twentieth-century literature and culture by new and established critics in a way reveals the remarkable diversity of modern critical approaches. Drawing on many aspects of contemporary feminist theory, this lively collection of essays assesses Angela Carter's polemical fictions of desire. Carter, renowned for her irreverent wit, was one of the most gifted, subersive, and stylish British writers to emerge in the 1960s. This study provides a detailed overview of Carter's career, and examines her fascination with female sexuality from her earliest writings to her posthumously published works of the 1990s. It features well-established critics as well as new scholars, and throws fresh light on Carter's unapologetic exploration of erotic fantasy, sexual fetishism, and women's insubordinate desires. The essays illuminaite Carter's commitment to a welth of non-realist literary genres : myth, legend, fairy rale, horror and the Gothic."The infernal desires of Angela Carter" will be of interest to undergraduates and postgraduates researching topics in contemporary writing, cultural studies, and women's studies. These essays sill also provide a useful reference-point for students wishing to discover more about the most recent approaches to feminist fiction. -- 4ème de couverture
Robert Browning by Joseph Bristow( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorian poet : poetics and persona by Joseph Bristow( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford book of adventure stories( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology brings together 23 of the best adventure stories from the zenith of empire to our present fragmented post-colonial world. Pitched against the unknown, against the forces of nature and against man's own treachery, the protaganists' courage and heroism are put to the test
Nineteenth-century radical traditions by Joseph Bristow( )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book takes a fresh look at the progressive interventions of writers in the nineteenth century. From Cobbett to Dickens and George Eliot, and including a host of lesser known figures - popular novelists, poets, journalists, political activists - writers shared a commitment to exploring the potential of literature as a medium in which to imagine new and better worlds. The essays in this volume ask how we should understand these interventions and what are their legacies in the twentieth and twenty first centuries? Inspired by the work of the radical literary scholar, the late Sally Ledger, this volume provides a commentary on the political traditions that underpin the literature of this complex period, and examines the interpretive methods that are needed to understand them. This timely book contributes to our appreciation of the radical traditions that underpin our literary past
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Wilde writings : contextual conditionsThe picture of Dorian GrayOscar Wilde and modern culture : the making of a legendThe Cambridge companion to Victorian poetryThe story of an African farmNineteenth-century women poets : an Oxford anthologyThe fin-de-siècle poem : English literary culture and the 1890sThe complete works of Oscar Wilde
Alternative Names
Bristow, J.

Bristow, Joe

Bristow, Joseph Eugene

Bristow, Joseph Eugene 1958-

Joseph Bristow britischer Anglist

Joseph Bristow Brits filoloog

Joseph Bristow professor of English literature

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