Project

"Narratives of Continuity: Form and function of the British Conservative novel in the Long Nineteenth Century"

Duration
01 October 2016 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of language studies
    • Theory and methodology of linguistics
    • Theory and methodology of literary studies
    • Other languages and literary studies
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
Keywords
nineteenth century political history conservatism novels British literature
 
Project description

This project will provide the first comparative study of how British politically-conservative novelists, from Walter Scott to F. M. Ford, participated in political debate about four major issues of the nineteenth century: the development of modern conservative doctrine, the social effects of industrialism, the crisis of religious moral institutions, and the late-Victorian emancipation of the lower classes.