Quantitative Analysis

Have academic studies of Victorian and Edwardian invasion literature significantly under-represented the importance of Russia as a threat to Britain and its empire in popular literature between 1871 and 1914?

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An Essay by Derek Linney, December 2015 Invasion literature proliferated between 1871, with the publication of The Battle of Dorking, and the beginning of the First World War. The genre was initially precipitated by concerns over the threat posed by the newly consolidated Germany and its success in the Franco-German war of 1870. However, for […]

Quantitative Analysis

A quantitative approach to the analysis of Britain’s enemies and allies in invasion literature of the period 1871-1914.

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A paper prepared for the ‘War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933’ Conference, Lancaster, 7th September 2017 Abstract There has been considerable recent interest in Invasion Literature in both academic and popular studies. These do tend, however, to relate individual works or specific author’s output to contemporary diplomatic, military and political […]