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Logan, Peter Melville 1951-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 99 publications in 1 language and 3,701 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR778.H95, 828.80809353
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Melville Logan
Victorian fetishism : intellectuals and primitives by Peter Melville Logan( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victorian Fetishism argues that fetishism was central to the development of cultural theory in the nineteenth century. In analyses of major works by Matthew Arnold, George Eliot, and Edward B. Tyler, Peter Melville Logan demonstrates the paradoxical role of fetishism in Victorian cultural theory, namely, how Victorian writers projected their own assumptions about fetishism onto the realm of historical fact, thereby "fetishizing" fetishism. The book concludes by examining how fetishism became a sexual perversion as well as its place within current cultural theory."--BOOK JACKET
Nerves and narratives : a cultural history of hysteria in nineteenth-century British prose by Peter Melville Logan( )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most exciting recent developments in the humanities has been the interaction between literary criticism and the history of medicine, mediated through studies of the body. This Web site is an online version of the book, Nerves and narratives, and is a rediscovery of the body as a subject of scholarly discourse. The book offers a particularly clear new perception of the sympathetic connections between the human body and the body of a text
The encyclopedia of the novel( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced reference resource, this encyclopedia offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, genre and theory of the novel, in over 150 articles written by leading scholars in the field
The encyclopedia of the novel by Peter Melville Logan( )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style) as well as subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, like definitions of the novel; and topics in book history and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines
The encyclopedia of the novel( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced reference resource, The Encyclopedia of the Novel offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, genre and theory of the novel, in over 150 articles written by leading scholars in the field type="disc"> Part of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature Arranged in A-Z format across 2 fully indexed and meticulously cross-referenced volumes, featuring nearly 150 contributors and over 500,000 words Written by an international cast of leading scholars, overseen by an Advisory Board of 37
The encyclopedia of the novel( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced reference resource, The Encyclopedia of the Novel offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, genre and theory of the novel, in over 150 articles written by leading scholars in the field type="disc"> Part of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature Arranged in A-Z format across 2 fully indexed and meticulously cross-referenced volumes, featuring nearly 150 contributors and over 500,000 words Written by an international cast of leading scholars, overseen by an Advisory Board of 37
The encyclopedia of the novel( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An advanced reference resource, The Encyclopedia of the Novel offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, genre and theory of the novel, in over 150 articles written by leading scholars in the field type="disc"> Part of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature Arranged in A-Z format across 2 fully indexed and meticulously cross-referenced volumes, featuring nearly 150 contributors and over 500,000 words Written by an international cast of leading scholars, overseen by an Advisory Board of 37
Nerves and narrative : the body in nineteenth-century British prose by Peter Melville Logan( )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of the novel( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of literature a collection that grows( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lady Critic: Women of Letters and Critical Authority in British Periodicals, 1854-1908 by Katherine Malone( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study considers how and why the established histories of criticism fail to recognize the Victorian woman critic. Although many women wrote critical essays for Victorian periodicals, the practice of anonymous publication and the gendered coding of certain genres ensured that the image of the critic was masculine for Victorian readers. And despite the ongoing work of The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, the growing field of periodicals research, and forty years of feminist scholarship, the Victorian critic remains, by and large, a male figure for us as well. In order to understand how women critics justified their authority and negotiated the gendered assumptions of critical discourse over the second half of the nineteenth century, this project explores the rhetorical strategies used by four prolific women journalists: Margaret Oliphant, Anne Mozley, Julia Wedgwood, and Anne Thackeray Ritchie. These case studies demonstrate how women critics defined their role in response to an expanding reading public, conservative gender ideology, the professionalization of criticism, changing aesthetics, and the establishment of English as a university discipline. They also reveal that both anonymous and signed women critics addressed these contentious issues to subtly undermine prejudices about gender and genre. In addition to demonstrating the feminist agenda of these (sometimes conservative) critics, this study also seeks to complicate the image of the moralizing woman critic symbolized by Mrs. Grundy. Moral rhetoric was common among both male and female critics in the nineteenth century, and this project argues that moral considerations are not necessarily antithetical to artistic ones in nineteenth-century discourse. We must begin to view women's critical arguments in their full context of political, aesthetic, and professional concerns if we truly wish to understand what was at stake for Victorian critics and readers. Thus, by presenting a fuller portrait of the
ART AND THE SPORTSMAN, SPORTING ART AND THE MAN: GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE AND THE LATE NINETEENTH-CENTURY MALE BODY by Erin Lizabeth Lehman( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Temple University--Theses
THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES: MUSIC AND THE GENDERED MIND IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN by Anna Peak( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This interdisciplinary study examines how nineteenth-century British ideas about music reflected and influenced the period's gendering of the mind. So far, studies of Victorian psychology have focused on the last half of the century only, and have tended to elide gender from the discussion. This study will contribute to a fuller picture of nineteenth-century psychology by demonstrating that the mind began to be increasingly gendered in the early part of the century but was largely de-gendered by century's end. In addition, because music was an art form in which gender norms were often subverted yet simultaneously upheld as conventional, this study will also contribute to a fuller understanding of the extent to which domestic ideology was considered descriptive or prescriptive. This work makes use of but differs from previous studies of music in nineteenth-century British literature in both scope and argument. Drawing throughout on the work of contemporary music historians and feminist musicologists, as well as general and musical periodicals, newspapers, essays, and treatises from the long nineteenth century, this dissertation argues that music, as a field, was increasingly compartmentalized beginning early in the century, and then unified again by century's end. This division and re-unification reflected changing conceptions of the mind, and coincided with the waxing and waning of domestic ideology. Analyzing a range of literary texts, both canonical and non-canonical, in this context demonstrates that music was portrayed increasingly negatively over the century as it became harder and harder to contain the increasing threat that music posed to traditional gender norms, a threat based in a view of music that began to imply mental equality between men and women. This implication was embraced by some, particularly homosexuals, and feared by others, who tried to rescue traditional norms by displacing gender ambiguity onto foreigners and Jews. Thus, the rise and fall o
Vying for Authority: Realism, Myth, and the Painter in British Literature, 1800-1855 by Margaret J Godbey( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Temple University--Theses
Memory in the Early Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre by Lior D Levy( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Temple University--Theses
COP TOPICS: TOPIC MODELING-ASSISTED DISCOVERIES OF POLICE-RELATED THEMES IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN JOURNALISTIC TEXTS by Nicole Lemire Garlic( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Temple University--Theses
PRIMITIVE CRITICISM AND THE NOVEL: G. H. LEWES AND HIPPOLYTE TAINE ON DICKENS( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : In a controversial article on the life and fiction of Charles Dickens, George H. Lewes ponders the inexplicable preference of readers for the novelist's too-simplistic characters over the more complex characters of other writers. He finds an answer in the primitive reaction to fine art: "To a savage there is so little suggestion of a human face and form in a painted portrait that it is not even recognized as the representation of a man" ("Dickens" 150). The implication, it would seem, is that readers turn to Dickens because they are similarly incapable of appreciating more refined modes of art. Today the remark reads as gratuitous and insulting to readers, to Dickens, and to the other cultures Lewes stereotypes as savage. At the same time, the casual nature of the passage also suggests that it reflects commonly held beliefs about primitive life, beliefs we do not have but that Lewes and his readers took for granted. He was clearly safe in assuming such a body of common knowledge, for many other articles in the Fortnightly Review (in which Lewes's article appeared in 1872) had similar references to primitivism. Reading through the journal issues of the time, the extent to which anthropological concepts had escaped the covers of books on primitive society and taken up residence in the pages of review essays on contemporary issues – from history, to life in the colonies, to life in Britain itself – is striking. In its print context, the comment about savages and art is less isolated and inexplicable than it is representative of a broad turn to the topic of primitivism in social commentary and analysis during the 1870s
Selective Memory: Victorian Periodical Receptions of Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Novels by Andrea Leigh Cabus( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Temple University--Theses
Narrating hysteria: Caleb Williams and the cultural history of nerves by Peter Melville Logan( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Nerves and narratives : a cultural history of hysteria in nineteenth-century British prose
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Alternative Names
Logan, Peter M.

Melville Logan, Peter

Melville Logan, Peter 1951-

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