Monthly Archives: March 2013

Victorian Lit? Victorian tv!

Hey Guys! So as I am sure some of you already know about (and probably obsessed with!) I wanted to share with the rest of you the wonderful world of Downton Abbey. If you have enjoyed the meticulous intricacies of … Continue reading

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Hitchcock’s Blondes and the “Artificial Female”

Wonderful posts this time!  Looking forward to the conversation.  In reference to Mallory’s fascinating post about connections between Laura Mulvey’s lecture and the Dorothea / Rosamond duality in Middlemarch, I thought we’d begin just briefly today about what Mulvey called … Continue reading

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Physical versus Metaphorical Distances, Absolute versus Relative Distances

After charting out the various territories and settings within the novel, I got to thinking about how George Eliot illustrates a distinction between physical and metaphorical distances. The conflict between these two may be most obvious in the relationship between … Continue reading

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Dodo/Dido

Celia throughout Middlemarch has referred to Dorothea affectionately as “Dodo.” As I’m sure we’re all familiar with, a dodo is a now extinct, large, flightless bird that is famous for being an example of man’s destructive impact on the natural … Continue reading

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Social Standing

Eliot presents the culmination of Fred and Rosamond’s failed attempts to elevate their social standing. While the Vincy’s are wealthy, they are not of the same social standing as characters that own landed estates. Mr. and Mrs. Vincy aspire for … Continue reading

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