Carnage, medicine and "the woman question” : representations of the Crimean war in neo-Victorian fiction

2022
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dc.abstract.enThe aim of this article is to analyse and compare representations of the Crimean war in three neo-Victorian novels, Beryl Bainbridge’s Master Georgie (1998), Julia Gregson’s The Water Horse (2004) and Katharine McMahon’s The Rose of Sebastopol (2007), with reference to the commonly established view of this historical event. The novels foreground the experience of civilians who found themselves on the periphery of the battlefields, caring for the casualties of the war. As the course of history and private lives intersect, the main characters undergo a personal transformation; for the female protagonists, the experience leads to liberation from conventional gender roles. It is argued that by focusing on civilians rather than soldiers the novels offer a new perspective on the war; nonetheless, they uphold its overwhelmingly negative image in British collective memory.pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filologiczny : Instytut Filologii Angielskiejpl
dc.contributor.authorKucała, Bożena - 129626 pl
dc.date.accession2023-02-03pl
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-07T13:17:11Z
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dc.date.issued2022pl
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dc.description.additionalBibliogr. s. 185-186pl
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dc.description.volume48pl
dc.identifier.doi10.5817/BSE2022-1-10pl
dc.identifier.eissn1805-0867pl
dc.identifier.issn0524-6881pl
dc.identifier.urihttps://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/307410
dc.identifier.weblinkhttp://hdl.handle.net/11222.digilib/digilib.76864pl
dc.languageengpl
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dc.pbn.affiliationDziedzina nauk humanistycznych : literaturoznawstwopl
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dc.share.typeotwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enCrimean warpl
dc.subject.enhistorical novelpl
dc.subject.enneo-Victorian fictionpl
dc.subject.enwar in literaturepl
dc.subject.en“the woman question”pl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleCarnage, medicine and "the woman question” : representations of the Crimean war in neo-Victorian fictionpl
dc.title.journalBrno Studies in Englishpl
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dc.abstract.enpl
The aim of this article is to analyse and compare representations of the Crimean war in three neo-Victorian novels, Beryl Bainbridge’s Master Georgie (1998), Julia Gregson’s The Water Horse (2004) and Katharine McMahon’s The Rose of Sebastopol (2007), with reference to the commonly established view of this historical event. The novels foreground the experience of civilians who found themselves on the periphery of the battlefields, caring for the casualties of the war. As the course of history and private lives intersect, the main characters undergo a personal transformation; for the female protagonists, the experience leads to liberation from conventional gender roles. It is argued that by focusing on civilians rather than soldiers the novels offer a new perspective on the war; nonetheless, they uphold its overwhelmingly negative image in British collective memory.
dc.affiliationpl
Wydział Filologiczny : Instytut Filologii Angielskiej
dc.contributor.authorpl
Kucała, Bożena - 129626
dc.date.accessionpl
2023-02-03
dc.date.accessioned
2023-02-07T13:17:11Z
dc.date.available
2023-02-07T13:17:11Z
dc.date.issuedpl
2022
dc.date.openaccess
0
dc.description.accesstime
w momencie opublikowania
dc.description.additionalpl
Bibliogr. s. 185-186
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1
dc.description.physicalpl
185-186
dc.description.publicationpl
1
dc.description.version
ostateczna wersja wydawcy
dc.description.volumepl
48
dc.identifier.doipl
10.5817/BSE2022-1-10
dc.identifier.eissnpl
1805-0867
dc.identifier.issnpl
0524-6881
dc.identifier.uri
https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/307410
dc.identifier.weblinkpl
http://hdl.handle.net/11222.digilib/digilib.76864
dc.languagepl
eng
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eng
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Dziedzina nauk humanistycznych : literaturoznawstwo
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Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa - Użycie niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych 4.0 Międzynarodowa
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CC-BY-NC-ND
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode.pl
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otwarte czasopismo
dc.subject.enpl
Crimean war
dc.subject.enpl
historical novel
dc.subject.enpl
neo-Victorian fiction
dc.subject.enpl
war in literature
dc.subject.enpl
“the woman question”
dc.subtypepl
Article
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Carnage, medicine and "the woman question” : representations of the Crimean war in neo-Victorian fiction
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Brno Studies in English
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