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Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture) (Hardcover)

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By Matthew Ingleby (Editor), Matthew P. M. Kerr (Editor)
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Examines the cultural importance of the coastline in the nineteenth-century British imagination

The long nineteenth century witnessed a dramatic, varied flourishing in uses for and understandings of the coast, which could seem at once a space of clarity or of misty distance, a terminus or a place of embarkation - a place of solitude and exhilaration, of uselessness and instrumentality. Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century takes as its subject this diverse set of meanings, using them to interrogate questions of space, place and cultural production.

Outlining a broad range of coastal imaginings and engagements with the seaside, the book highlights the multivalent or even contradictory dimensions of these spaces. The collection offers essays from major figures in the cutting-edge field of maritime studies and includes interdisciplinary discussions of coastal spaces relevant to literary criticism, art history, museum studies, and cultural geography.

Key Features

  • Presents new essays from major figures in the cutting-edge field of maritime studies
  • Offers interdisciplinary discussions of coastal spaces relevant to literary criticism, art history, museum studies and cultural geography
  • Questions traditional scholarly period boundaries by spanning the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries

About the Author


Dr Matthew Ingleby is Lecturer in Victorian Studies in the Department of English, Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of Nineteenth-Century Fiction and the Production of Bloomsbury: Novel Grounds (Palgrave, forthcoming 2018) and Bloomsbury (British Library Publishing, 2017). Dr Matthew P. M. Kerr is Lecturer in British Literature, 1837 to 1939 at the University of Southampton. He is currently revising his first monograph, Boundless: The Language of the Sea and the Nineteenth-Century Novel (under consideration by Oxford University Press). His research appeared in several key journals in Victorian Studies.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474435734
ISBN-10: 1474435734
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2018
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture