The theme of cannibalism is manifested in various ways in neo-Victorian works, thereby mirroring the highly aggressive relationship between the contemporary and the Victorian and highlighting the range of subjects and subgenres associated with neo-Victorian fiction. Each chapter in the thesis hinges on one type of ‘cannibal’ through which the discussion of the theory of neo-Victorian cannibalism is elucidated. The coda speculates on how, under certain circumstances, the Victorian can be seen as cannibalising the contemporary and how the relationship between the past and the present is likely to evolve in the neo-Victorian genre.
KeywordsAdaptation Cannibalism Neo-Victorian Victorian
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