Victorian Contingencies

By locating contingency within these cultural contexts, this book invites a deep and multidisciplinary reassessment of the longer histories of causality, closure, and chance.

Author: Tina Young Choi

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ISBN: 1503629287

Category: History

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Contingency is not just a feature of modern politics, finance, and culture--by thinking contingently, nineteenth-century Britons rewrote familiar narratives and upended forgone conclusions. Victorian Contingencies shows how scientists, novelists, and consumers engaged in new formal and material experiments with cause and effect, past and present, that actively undermined routine certainties. Tina Young Choi traces contingency across a wide range of materials and media, from newspaper advertisements and children's stories to well-known novels, scientific discoveries, technological innovations. She shows how Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin reinvented geological and natural histories as spaces for temporal and causal experimentation, while the nascent insurance industry influenced Charles Babbage's computational designs for a machine capable of responding to a contingent future. Choi pairs novelists George Eliot and Lewis Carroll with physicist James Clerk Maxwell, demonstrating how they introduced possibility and probability into once-assured literary and scientific narratives. And she explores the popular board games and pre-cinematic visual entertainments that encouraged Victorians to navigate a world made newly uncertain. By locating contingency within these cultural contexts, this book invites a deep and multidisciplinary reassessment of the longer histories of causality, closure, and chance.
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Victorian Contingencies

“Tortured Sympathies: Victorian Literature and the Ticking Time-Bomb Scenario,” ELH 80.4 (2013): 1145–1171. Achinstein, Peter. ... “The Abyss of Contingency: Contingency and Purposiveness in Darwin and Kant.

Author: Tina Young Choi

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9781503629769

Category: Literary Criticism

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Contingency is not just a feature of modern politics, finance, and culture—by thinking contingently, nineteenth-century Britons rewrote familiar narratives and upended forgone conclusions. Victorian Contingencies shows how scientists, novelists, and consumers engaged in new formal and material experiments with cause and effect, past and present, that actively undermined routine certainties. Tina Young Choi traces contingency across a wide range of materials and media, from newspaper advertisements and children's stories to well-known novels, scientific discoveries, technological innovations. She shows how Charles Lyell and Charles Darwin reinvented geological and natural histories as spaces for temporal and causal experimentation, while the nascent insurance industry influenced Charles Babbage's computational designs for a machine capable of responding to a contingent future. Choi pairs novelists George Eliot and Lewis Carroll with physicist James Clerk Maxwell, demonstrating how they introduced possibility and probability into once-assured literary and scientific narratives. And she explores the popular board games and pre-cinematic visual entertainments that encouraged Victorians to navigate a world made newly uncertain. By locating contingency within these cultural contexts, this book invites a deep and multidisciplinary reassessment of the longer histories of causality, closure, and chance.
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The Victorian Constitution

Author: Godfrey Hugh Lancelot Le May

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035677538

Category: Constitutional history

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Victorian Year book

Contingencies 4,666 3 3,868 14 5 4,437 16 9 1,294 11 8 2,757 12 6 647 11 8 Total ... 17,672 10 9 ... Total Expenditure on Defences 56,737 98 ... 194. The whole subject of Victorian Defences is now under the Volunteer Commission ...

Author: Victoria. Government statist

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924094321464

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Victorian Yearbook

The items under the heads of " salaries , " exclusive of those of the staff , and of “ contingencies , ” show the average cost during 1879–80 of each man in the Victorian artillery to have been £ 86 13s . 4d . , in the volunteers £ 5 ...

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Victorian Year Book

Cost of Instruction , including Salaries and Contingencies . Pensions and Gratuities . Cost of Erectiont and Maintenance , and Rent of School Buildings . Total . ... 1872–3 1873-4 1874-5 1875-6 1876-7 1877-8 1878–9 1879–80 1880–81 ...

Author: Henry Heylyn Hayter

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ISBN: OXFORD:555072331

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Statistical Register of the State of Victoria

Return showing the Expenditure in connexion with the Victorian Military and Naval Forces for the Financial Year ended ... Cadet CorpsSalaries , Officer Commanding and Staff Officer Contingencies Mounted Rifles - Salaries Contingencies ...

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Statistical Register of the State of Victoria

RETURN showing the Expenditure in connexion with the Victorian Military and Naval Forces for the Financial Year ... for six months Victorian Artillery , consequent on increased Battery by 50 Officers and MenPay Contingencies 3,577 19 0 ...

Author: Victoria Statist's Office

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105028036254

Category: Victoria

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Vol. for 1895 contains Statistical summary 1836-95 (table)
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Victorian Year Book

... transferred to reserves for contingencies . Further reference , 1966 Trading banks The following table shows the number of branches and agencies in Victoria conducted by individual trading banks at 30 June 1972 and 1973 : VICTORIA ...

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The Victorian Law Reports

Victoria. Supreme Court. F.O. equivalent . Now it has been contended by the defendants in this 1892 case that there ... C.J . into consideration all the contingencies connected with future loss to which the plaintiff would be liable as ...

Author: Victoria. Supreme Court

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105062524298

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The Victorian Statutes

The Public General Statutes of the Colony of Victoria, Also the Acts of the Federal Council of Australasia Victoria ... and Contingencies for the service of the year ending the thirtieth day of June One thousand eight hundred and ...

Author: Victoria

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924024527644

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Acts of the Parliament of Victoria

3 . CONTINGENCIES . Clerical Assistance Stores and Incidental Expenses :: :: 100 10 120 DIVISION No. 18 . VICTORIAN HANSARD . Subdivision No. 2 , CONTINGENCIES . Temporary Assistance ... 80 DIVISION No. 19 . AUDIT OFFICE . SALARIES .

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Writing the Victorian Constitution

The Victorians and the Stuart Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Le May, G. (1979). The Victorian Constitution: Conventions, Usages and Contingencies. London: Duckworth. Lukacs, J. (2002). Churchill: Visionary, Statesman ...

Author: Ian Ward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319966762

Category: History

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This book charts the writing of the English constitution through the work of four of the most influential jurists in the history of English constitutional thought—Edmund Burke, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Walter Bagehot and Albert Venn Dicey. Stretching from the French Revolution to the death of Queen Victoria, their writing is both representative of and formative to the Victorian constitution. Ian Ward traces how constitutional writing changed over the course of the long nineteenth century, from the poetics of Burke and the romance of Macaulay, to the pragmatism of Bagehot and the jurisprudence of Dicey. A century on, our perception of the English constitution is still shaped by this contested history.
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Notes on the Colony of Victoria

Starf Salaries 3,717 16 0 Volunteer Force - Contingencies 18,394 11 6 General Contingencies 4,824 195 Arullery Corps — Salaries ... 8.071 17 0 Contingencies 4,055 15 0 Total ... ... 39,064 18 11 Varai Erinditure .

Author: Henry Heylyn Hayter

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ISBN: ONB:+Z252732800

Category: Victoria

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The Victorian Reports

Victoria. Supreme Court George H. F. Webb. In re grandchildren , and supposing they live to the ages mentioned in the 1872 . will ... JUSTICE MOLESWORTH :In this case certain property is left on a contingency under a double aspect .

Author: Victoria. Supreme Court

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105062524116

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Contingencies and Masterly Fictions

This book establishes deconstructive dialogues between texts which are generically, chronologically and stylistically very different.

Author: Lauren Watson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527553170

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book establishes deconstructive dialogues between texts which are generically, chronologically and stylistically very different. Each chapter aligns one of Dickens's later novels with a work of contemporary literature and a post structuralist theoretical text. Working from the premise of Derrida's contre, the relationship developed between these texts is not so much intertextual as countertextual: each text re-enacts the procedures of its counterparts, simultaneously rearticulating and interrogating their status. In this triangular mode of reading, the contact zone between countertexts becomes the site on which new readings are generated, readings that use the ambivalent relationship between writings to mark an analogous self-difference within writing itself. This productive self difference is described as a “negotiation” of the contradictory drives of signification, a strategic management of the masterly and the contingent. This book argues that Dickens's texts perform their negotiations in an acutely strenuous manner, amplifying instability and exposing the means of literary production. This lack of discipline proves contagious as the reader re enacts the text's spasmodic shifts between mastery and contingency. As surrogate Dickensian readers in the countertextual economy, the contemporary novel and post structuralist theory also display this instability an effect which allows this study to develop not only a theory of poetics but a poetics of theory. This dramatic self difference is not simply restricted to writing, however. In later chapters, this study examines how racial and gender identities are also marked by ambivalence, and how their instability is exacerbated after contact with a Dickensian contre. In conclusion, the work is itself submitted to a ‘Dickensian’ reading. The author examines how the study’s own manoeuvres have been exposed through contact with many of the texts analysed within it, and how this dialogue deconstructs the ideal of academic writing.
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Victorian England Portrait of an Age

Table of Contents Much of accident goes to the making of history, even the history of thought, which might seem to be most exempt from contingencies. The Victorian record would have been very different if Canning had lived to the years ...

Author: G. M. Young

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066355982

Category: History

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"Victorian England: Portrait of an Age" by G. M. Young. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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Class in Late Victorian Britain

This book enacts a literary-historical analysis of some of the major issues concerning the representation and contingencies of class in popular and lesser known late-Victorian works.

Author: Kevin Swafford

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ISBN: UOM:39015069319070

Category: History

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This book enacts a literary-historical analysis of some of the major issues concerning the representation and contingencies of class in popular and lesser known late-Victorian works. Included are discussions of popular writers such as Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, Somerset Maugham, Jack London, George Moore, H.G. Wells, Sir Walter Besant, Arthur Morrison, and Margaret Harkness.
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The Evolutionary Imagination in Late Victorian Novels

All the books Glendening examines, from The Island of Doctor Moreau and Dracula to Heart of Darkness, address the interrelationship between order and chaos revealed and promoted by evolutionary thinking of the period.

Author: John Glendening

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317032472

Category: Literary Criticism

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Dominated by Darwinism and the numerous guises it assumed, evolutionary theory was a source of opportunities and difficulties for late Victorian novelists. Texts produced by Wells, Hardy, Stoker, and Conrad are exemplary in reflecting and participating in these challenges. Not only do they contend with evolutionary complications, John Glendening argues, but the complexities and entanglements of evolutionary theory, interacting with multiple cultural influences, thoroughly permeate the narrative, descriptive, and thematic fabric of each. All the books Glendening examines, from The Island of Doctor Moreau and Dracula to Heart of Darkness, address the interrelationship between order and chaos revealed and promoted by evolutionary thinking of the period. Glendening's particular focus is on how Darwinism informs novels in relation to a late Victorian culture that encouraged authors to stress, not objective truths illuminated by Darwinism, but rather the contingencies, uncertainties, and confusions generated by it and other forms of evolutionary theory.
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Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain

Le May, G. H. L. 7he Victorian Constitution: Conventions, Usages, and Contingencies. London: Duckworth, 1979. Leary, Patrick. 7he Punch Brotherhood: Table Talk and Print Culture in MidVictorian London. London: British Library, 2010.

Author: Janice Carlisle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139867221

Category: Literary Criticism

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How did Victorians, as creators and viewers of images, visualize the politics of franchise reform? This study of Victorian art and parliamentary politics, specifically in the 1840s and 1860s, answers that question by viewing the First and Second Reform Acts from the perspectives offered by Ruskin's political theories of art and Bagehot's visual theory of politics. Combining subjects and approaches characteristic of art history, political history, literary criticism and cultural critique, Picturing Reform in Victorian Britain treats both paintings and wood engravings, particularly those published in Punch and the Illustrated London News. Carlisle analyzes unlikely pairings - a novel by Trollope and a painting by Hayter, an engraving after Leech and a high-society portrait by Landseer - to argue that such conjunctions marked both everyday life in Victorian Britain and the nature of its visual politics as it was manifested in the myriad heterogeneous and often incongruous images of illustrated journalism.
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