Our Victorian Education (Blackwell Manifestos) (Wiley.
Dinah Birch’s assertion that “(t)he Victorians believed in the power of education with a passion that makes our own commitment look timorous and lukewarm” in Our Victorian Education (Birch 2008: 123- 124), her contribution to the Blackwell Manifestos series, begins to sound.
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The scheme of education that John Ruskin describes in Fors is thus intended to teach the virtue and honor that “our present forms of education refuse to teach” (29:499). In his penultimate letter Ruskin, uncertain “whether it has more distressed, or encouraged me, to find out how much is wanting, and how much to be corrected, in the hitherto accepted mode of school education for our.
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This interdisciplinary collection of original essays reconsiders John Ruskin's legacy, suggesting that the vigor and vitality of his late work played an important role in shaping the twentieth-century mind. The contributors have focused on such diverse areas as Ruskin's thinking on music, his impact on social reform policies and the British Labor movement, his influence on scientific and.
JANICE M.ALLAN Senior Lecturer in English, University of Salford, UK DINAH BIRCH Professor of English, University of Liverpool, UK MATTHEW BRADLEY Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Liverpool, UK LAUREL BRAKE Professor of Literature and Print Culture, Birkbeck, University of London, UK MALCOLM CHASE Professor in Labour History, University of Leeds, UK KATE FLINT Professor of English.