“Now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem!”The Neo-Victorian novel-as-mashupand the limits of postmodern irony

@inproceedings{BruinMol2017NowWU,
  title={“Now with ultraviolent zombie mayhem!”The Neo-Victorian novel-as-mashupand the limits of postmodern irony},
  author={Megen de Bruin-Mol{\'e}},
  year={2017}
}
This article situates the novel-as-mashup, first popularised by Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009), within twenty-first-century neo-Victorianism. Using several key examples of these mashup texts, it embarks on a discussion of postmodernism’s ironic nostalgia, exploring the limits of such irony through questions of hermeneutics and ethics that are currently relevant in the field of neo-Victorian studies. Is it possible to find any stable meaning (or meaningful irony) in… Expand
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