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dc.contributor.authorEllison, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.editorJock Macleoden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T11:42:10Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T11:42:10Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-05-30T06:57:30Z
dc.identifier.issn13278746en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/AJVS/article/view/1858en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38885
dc.description.abstractIn this essay I want to examine how one Victorian family responded to the contradictory promise of domestic life. My test family is spectacularly unrepresentative, but in their extremity, they are - as I hope to demonstrate - instructive. They are the Carlyles of no. 5 Cheyne Row. My task here is not to reconstruct their lives with a biographer's eye but rather to focus on one of Thomas Carlyle's lesser known and certainly least appreciated works. This text - a collaborative effort undertaken with Jane Welsh Carlyle among several others - has entered literary history in the form of an anecdote. Its telling pools a number of resources: the Carlyles's letters, reminiscences of their circle and the observations of several critics. The anecdote records Thomas Carlyle's pursuit of total silence through the construction of a soundproof room made necessary by the activities of his chief tormentors - pianoforte-playing girls, crowing cocks and organ grinders. The room proved a complete and utter failure. As Jane Welsh ruefully observed, "the silent room is the noisiest in the house" (qtd in Holme, Carlyles, 98). Even as a failure, the construction of the room speaks to the idea of the Victorian dwelling being held to its promise to protect its occupants from the irritations of the world beyond its boundary.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherUniversity of Queensland Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom36en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto46en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal of Victorian Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume15en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBritish and Irish Literatureen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode200503en_US
dc.titleAll Shut Up: Carlyle and the Pursuit of Domestic Silenceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2011. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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