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1. Nathan Wallace. Culture, Reconciliation, and Identity in Edmund Burke, Matthew Arnold, and Edward Dowden</h1>.

Degree: English, 2004, University of Notre Dame

This dissertation traces the language of reconciliation through the cultural theory and political philosophy of three major English and Irish thinkers: Edmund Burke, Matthew Arnold, and Edward Dowden. The project arises from several preliminary questions. First: what importance do Edmund Burke’s writings have for Victorian literary Unionists such as Arnold and Dowden? Second: how do Arnold and Dowden’s Unionist appropriations of Burke inform their literary criticism of English poetry? Third: how and why does the language of reconciliation bridge the gap between the supposedly separate spheres of literary and political thought? I analyze my subject authors’ patterns of allusion – to figures ranging from St. Paul, Cicero, Homer, and Isaiah to Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth – for political subtexts. This allows me to move from describing the ideology of the aesthetic in the broadest theoretical sense, to describing the political concerns informing specific critical texts. This approach also allows me to read Burke’s Cicero as a persona for reconciling Irish and English political identities. I interpret Arnold’s patterns of allusion as an inner dialogue assessing the Burkean sublime as an aesthetic for resolving Anglo-Irish conflict. This leads me to describe in a new way how Arnold’s notion of detached cultural criticism operated in practice. I come to several conclusions. First: Burke’s and Dowden’s crises of Anglo-Irish identity lead them to redefine both reconciliation and the idea of English national character. Second: the language of political reconciliation is a discourse of imperial government, and it can be either liberal or authoritarian. Third: as Arnold redefines culture and English national character he struggles to recuperate Burke’s defense of English conciliatory government. Finally: postcolonial intellectuals from James Joyce to the Archbishop Desmond Tutu have critically reconstructed the power dynamic of imperialist reconciliation along dialogic lines and reclaimed the term as a democratic ideal. Advisors/Committee Members: Luke Gibbons, Committee Member, Kathy Psomiades, Committee Member, Greg Kucich, Committee Member, Seamus Deane, Committee Co-Chair, Chris Vanden Bossche, Committee Chair.

Subjects/Keywords: English Literature; Reconciliation; Victorian Studies; James Joyce; Cicero; Edward Dowden; Matthew Arnold; Edmund Burke; Ireland

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APA (6th Edition):

Wallace, N. (2004). Culture, Reconciliation, and Identity in Edmund Burke, Matthew Arnold, and Edward Dowden</h1>. (Thesis). University of Notre Dame. Retrieved from https://curate.nd.edu/show/hm50tq59w3j

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wallace, Nathan. “Culture, Reconciliation, and Identity in Edmund Burke, Matthew Arnold, and Edward Dowden</h1>.” 2004. Thesis, University of Notre Dame. Accessed July 06, 2020. https://curate.nd.edu/show/hm50tq59w3j.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wallace, Nathan. “Culture, Reconciliation, and Identity in Edmund Burke, Matthew Arnold, and Edward Dowden</h1>.” 2004. Web. 06 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Wallace N. Culture, Reconciliation, and Identity in Edmund Burke, Matthew Arnold, and Edward Dowden</h1>. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Notre Dame; 2004. [cited 2020 Jul 06]. Available from: https://curate.nd.edu/show/hm50tq59w3j.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Wallace N. Culture, Reconciliation, and Identity in Edmund Burke, Matthew Arnold, and Edward Dowden</h1>. [Thesis]. University of Notre Dame; 2004. Available from: https://curate.nd.edu/show/hm50tq59w3j

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Notre Dame

2. Nathan Robert Elliott. Evolving Science Fictions: Biological Representation in Nineteenth-Century Britain</h1>.

Degree: English, 2006, University of Notre Dame

Biological representations, as found in both the literary and scientific texts of the nineteenth century, exacerbated epistemological problems in such a way that it became necessary for nineteenth-century intellectuals" whether explicitly concerned with epistemology or not" to begin formulating practical epistemologies and philosophies of scientific representation. In attempting to make these representations, these writers and scientists gradually became aware that scientific representation complicated scientific claims to objectivity and philosophical realism. Understanding this growing awareness of representational issues allows us to better understand the ways in which nineteenth-century biologies helped to create the theoretical emphasis on the difficulties of interpretation that continue to pervade academic conversations across the disciplines. To this end, this dissertation examines the work of a number of nineteenth-century scientists and literary artists in an effort to understand the nature of the representational difficulties they encountered. The first chapter examines the medical work of John and William Hunter, as well as the plays and theater theory written by their niece, Joanna Baillie. In their collective work we see a continual preoccupation with the diagnostic difficulties that medical misrepresentation can create. The second chapter explicates the use of phrenology in the novels of Charlotte BrontÌÇ; the contradictions found in the work of phrenology writer George Combe led BrontÌÇ to embrace a more open epistemic stance in her last novel, Villette. The third chapter discusses the concept of the biological archetype, as found in the work of Charles Darwin and George Eliot. The archetype allowed them to get beyond the epistemological difficulties encountered by Baillie and BrontÌÇ, but also placed a new emphasis on the importance of tentatively known contexts in scientific observation. The last chapter explores the work of Max Nordau and H.G. Wells; both were concerned about the possibility of distinguishing artistic representation from scientific representation. These last chapters document the emergence of “conceptual realism;" Wells and Eliot attempted to present narratives that simultaneously recognized the perceptual mediation that occurs in any apprehension of reality and at the same time insisted on the ability to know reality. Advisors/Committee Members: Kathy Psomiades, Committee Co-Chair, Chris Vanden Bossche, Committee Co-Chair, Sara Maurer, Committee Member, Greg Kucich, Committee Member, Phillip Sloan, Committee Member.

Subjects/Keywords: Wells; Darwin; Bronte; Baillie; Eliot; Combe; Nineteenth-Century Novel; Realism; Hunter

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APA (6th Edition):

Elliott, N. R. (2006). Evolving Science Fictions: Biological Representation in Nineteenth-Century Britain</h1>. (Thesis). University of Notre Dame. Retrieved from https://curate.nd.edu/show/nc580k24h14

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Elliott, Nathan Robert. “Evolving Science Fictions: Biological Representation in Nineteenth-Century Britain</h1>.” 2006. Thesis, University of Notre Dame. Accessed July 06, 2020. https://curate.nd.edu/show/nc580k24h14.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Elliott, Nathan Robert. “Evolving Science Fictions: Biological Representation in Nineteenth-Century Britain</h1>.” 2006. Web. 06 Jul 2020.

Vancouver:

Elliott NR. Evolving Science Fictions: Biological Representation in Nineteenth-Century Britain</h1>. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Notre Dame; 2006. [cited 2020 Jul 06]. Available from: https://curate.nd.edu/show/nc580k24h14.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Elliott NR. Evolving Science Fictions: Biological Representation in Nineteenth-Century Britain</h1>. [Thesis]. University of Notre Dame; 2006. Available from: https://curate.nd.edu/show/nc580k24h14

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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