The Self in the Cell

The Self in the Cell

See also Edward Heatley, "The Redeemed Feminine of Little Dorrit," Dickens Studies Annual 4 (1975): ... See Letters (Nonesuch, 1938), v. ... 39 Phillips, p.

Author: Sean C. Grass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135384845

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Michel Foucault's writing about the Panopticon in Discipline and Punish has dominated discussions of the prison and the novel, and recent literary criticism draws heavily from Foucauldian ideas about surveillance to analyze metaphorical forms of confinement: policing, detection, and public scrutiny and censure. But real Victorian prisons and the novels that portray them have few similarities to the Panopticon. Sean Grass provides a necessary alternative to Foucault by tracing the cultural history of the Victorian prison, and pointing to the tangible relations between Victorian confinement and the narrative production of the self. The Self in the Cell examines the ways in which separate confinement prisons, with their demand for autobiographical production, helped to provide an impetus and a model that guided novelists' explorations of the private self in Victorian fiction.
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Dickens and Victorian Print Cultures

Dickens and Victorian Print Cultures

BAUMGARTEN, M., aWriting and David Copperfield«, Dickens Studies Annual, 14(1985), 39¥59. BONHAM-CARTER, V., Authors by Profession, 2 vols.

Author: Robert L. Patten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351944441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 696

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This volume places Dickens at the centre of a dynamic and expanding Victorian print world and tells the story of his career against a background of options available to him. The collection describes a world animated by outpourings of print materials: books, serials, newspapers, periodicals, libraries, paintings and prints, parodies and plagiarisms, censorship, advertising, as well as theatre and other entertainment, and celebrity. It also shows this period as driven by a growing and more literate population, and undergirded by a general conviction that writing was a crucial component of governance and civic culture. The extensive introduction and selected articles anchor Dickens's attempts to establish better conditions for writers regarding copyright protection, pay, status, recognition, and effectiveness in altering public policy. They speak about Dickens's life as playwright, journalist, novelist, editor, magazine publisher, theatrical producer, actor, lecturer, reader of his own works, supporter of charities for impoverished authors and fallen women, exponent of a morality of Christian compassion and domestic affections sometimes put into question by his own actions, proponent and critic of British nationalism, and champion of education for all. This selection of essays and articles from previously published accounts by internationally renowned scholars is of interest to all students and professionals who are fascinated by the composition, manufacture, finance, formats, pictorializations, sales, advertising and influence of Dickens's writing.
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The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens

The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens

Moncrieff, 'The Cricket in the Study', Dickens Studies Annual 22 (1993): 137–53. ... E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn, 39 vols (London: George Allen; ...

Author: Robert L. Patten

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191061127

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 848

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The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens is a comprehensive and up-to-date collection on Dickens's life and works. It includes original chapters on all of Dickens's writing and new considerations of his contexts, from the social, political, and economic to the scientific, commercial, and religious. The contributions speak in new ways about his depictions of families, environmental degradation, and improvements of the industrial age, as well as the law, charity, and communications. His treatment of gender, his mastery of prose in all its varieties and genres, and his range of affects and dramatization all come under stimulating reconsideration. His understanding of British history, of empire and colonization, of his own nation and foreign ones, and of selfhood and otherness, like all the other topics, is explained in terms easy to comprehend and profoundly relevant to global modernity.
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Dickens and the Business of Death

Dickens and the Business of Death

Dickens makes the analogy to waxwork in 'A Monument of French Folly' and 'Some ... Morgue in Dickens and Browning', Dickens Studies Annual 39 (2008): 226–9.

Author: Claire Wood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107098633

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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First ever full-length study exploring how Dickens's fiction engaged with, responded to and even exploited Victorian attitudes to death.
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Dickens Studies Newsletter

Dickens Studies Newsletter

Dickens and Daumier , " in Studies in the Comic . ... Best Sellers 39 ( Aug. ... 1979 : 14 , 16 ; Mary McBride , LJ 104 ( 1 June 1979 ) : 1258 ; V. S. ...

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Autobiography Sensation and the Commodification of Identity in Victorian Narrative

Autobiography  Sensation  and the Commodification of Identity in Victorian Narrative

39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. Dickens advertised under his own name, pp. ... Charles Lever's A Day's Ride,” Dickens Studies Annual 26 (1998): 227–64.

Author: Sean Grass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108484459

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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An exploration of the commodification of autobiography 1820-1860 in relation to shifting fictional representations of identity.
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Ready to Trample on All Human Law

Ready to Trample on All Human Law

39. 40. Dickens Studies Annual 25 (1996), 49–65; 61 (Additional ... (62; Childers's emphasis) Hayhurst tellsadifferent, lessresonantversion ofthis story in ...

Author: Paul A. Jarvie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135488512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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This book explores the relationship between Dickens’s novels and the financial system. Elements of Dickens’s work form a critique of financial capitalism. This critique is rooted in the difference between use-value and exchange-value, and in the difference between productive circulations and mere accumulation. In a money-based society, exchange-value and accumulation dominate to the point where they infect even the most important and sacred relationships between parts of society and individuals. This study explores Dickens’s critique from two very different points of view. The first is philosophical, from Aristotle’s distinction between "chrematistic" accumulation and "economic" use on money through Marx’s focus on the teleology of capitalism as death. The second view is that of nineteenth-century financial journalism, of "City" writers like David Morier Evans and M. L. Meason,, who, while functioning as "cheerleaders" for financial capitalism, also reflected some of the very real "dis-ease" associated with capital formation and accumulation. The core concepts of this critique are constant in the novels, but the critique broadens and becomes more pessimistic over time. The ill effects of living in a money-based society are presented more as the consequences of individual evil in earlier novels, while in the later books they are depicted as systemic and pervasive. Texts discussed include Nicholas Nickleby, A Christmas Carol, Little Dorrit and Our Mutual Friend.
Categories: Business & Economics

New Serial Titles

New Serial Titles

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ISBN: OSU:32435031111149

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A union list of serials commencing publication after Dec. 31, 1949
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Dickens His Parables and His Reader

Dickens  His Parables  and His Reader

A. O. J. Cockshut, The Imagination of Charles Dickens (New York: New York ... our Lord Revisited,” Dickens Studies Annual 36 (2005),126,127,136,137,139,142.

Author: Linda M. Lewis

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826272645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Charles Dickens once commented that in each of his Christmas stories there is “an express text preached on . . . always taken from the lips of Christ.” This preaching, Linda M. Lewis contends, does not end with his Christmas stories but extends throughout the body of his work. In Dickens, His Parables, and His Reader, Lewis examines parable and allegory in nine of Dickens’s novels as an entry into understanding the complexities of the relationship between Dickens and his reader. Through the combination of rhetorical analysis of religious allegory and cohesive study of various New Testament parables upon which Dickens based the themes of his novels, Lewis provides new interpretations of the allegory in his novels while illuminating Dickens’s religious beliefs. Specifically, she alleges that Dickens saw himself as valued friend and moral teacher to lead his “dear reader” to religious truth. Dickens’s personal gospel was that behavior is far more important than strict allegiance to any set of beliefs, and it is upon this foundation that we see allegory activated in Dickens’s characters. Oliver Twist and The Old Curiosity Shop exemplify the Victorian “cult of childhood” and blend two allegorical texts: Jesus’s Good Samaritan parable and John Bunyan’s ThePilgrim’s Progress. In Dombey and Son,Dickens chooses Jesus’s parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders. In the autobiographical David Copperfield, Dickens engages his reader through an Old Testament myth and a New Testament parable: the expulsion from Eden and the Prodigal Son, respectively. Led by his belief in and desire to preach his social gospel and broad church Christianity, Dickens had no hesitation in manipulating biblical stories and sermons to suit his purposes. Bleak House is Dickens’s apocalyptic parable about the Day of Judgment, while Little Dorrit echoes the line “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors” from the Lord’s Prayer, illustrating through his characters that only through grace can all debt be erased. The allegory of the martyred savior is considered in Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens’s final completed novel, Our Mutual Friend, blends the parable of the Good and Faithful Servant with several versions of the Heir Claimant parable. While some recent scholarship debunks the sincerity of Dickens’s religious belief, Lewis clearly demonstrates that Dickens’s novels challenge the reader to investigate and develop an understanding of New Testament doctrine. Dickens saw his relationship with his reader as a crucial part of his storytelling, and through his use and manipulation of allegory and parables, he hoped to influence the faith and morality of that reader.
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Dickens s Villains

Dickens s Villains

Dickens ( Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Press , 1987 ) . ... of Entertainment , Dickens Studies Annual , 26 ( 1998 ) , 33-49 .

Author: Juliet John

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199261377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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This study argues that Dickens' villains embody the crucial fusion between the deviant and theatrical aspects of his writing.
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Some Keywords in Dickens

Some Keywords in Dickens

Dickens Studies Annual, vol. ... “Dickens, Sexuality and the Body or, Clock Loving: Master Humphrey's ... Australian Journal of Victorian Studies, vol.

Author: Michael Hollington

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847013150

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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This volume shows how highly conscious Dickens was of words – of their meaning of course, and of the ideas they conjured up, but also of their very substance, texture, plasticity, visuality, and resonance, as well as their interactions with other words, and with their cultural environment. Each keyword is treated not as a semantic unit with a fixed meaning but rather as a flexible linguistic construct. Some keywords are just a word, a characteristic or even idiosyncratic lexical unit; some are treated as a load-bearing conceptual category or theme; some disintegrate into noise, complicating readers’ assumptions about what a keyword must be. The focus shifts from “word” at micro- to macro-levels of signification, at times denoting wider cultural usage. Dynamic relations, oppositions, correlations and overlappings result from these individualized reading journeys, creating unforeseen and rich systems of meaning.
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The Literature of Food

The Literature of Food

Dining and Narration in David Copperfield', Dickens Studies Annual 39: 127–47. Kass, Leon (1997) 'The Wisdom of Repugnance', New Republic 216 ...

Author: Nicola Humble

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857854759

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Why are so many literary texts preoccupied with food? The Literature of Food explores this question by looking at the continually shifting relationship between two sorts of foods: the real and the imagined. Focusing particularly on Britain and North America from the early 19th century to the present, it covers a wide range of issues including the politics of food, food as performance, and its intersections with gender, class, fear and disgust. Combining the insights of food studies and literary analysis, Nicola Humble considers the multifarious ways in which food both works and plays within texts, and the variety of functions-ideological, mimetic, symbolic, structural, affective-which it serves. Carefully designed and structured for use on the growing number of literature of food courses, it examines the food of modernism, post-modernism, the realist novel and children's literature, and asks what happens when we treat cook books as literary texts. From food memoirs to the changing role of the servant, experimental cook books to the cannibalistic fears in infant picture books, The Literature of Food demonstrates that food is always richer and stranger than we think.
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Beyond Portia

Beyond Portia

Sandra M. Gilbert , “ Life Studies , or Speech after Long Silence , ” 849–63 ... Robert Patlow , “ Introduction , ” Dickens Studies Annual 5 ( 1976 ) : xiv ...

Author: Jacqueline Saint Joan

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 155553306X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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A resource to help judges, lawyers, scholars, and students gain insight into the real lives of women whom the law purports to represent but whose self-representations have historically been excluded from legal discourse.
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Imagining Italy

Imagining Italy

Dickens Studies Annual 39: 17–41. Dickens, Charles. 1986. Pickwick Papers. 1836–37. Ed. Robert L. Patten. ... Ed. Currin V. Shields. New York: Macmillan.

Author: Michael Hollington

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443824613

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This book is a companion volume to Dickens and Italy, edited by Michael Hollington and Francesca Orestano, which aimed to fill an important gap in our understanding of England’s paramount novelist by studying his personal, political and literary relation to the foreign country he loved best of all of those he visited. Its focus is wider and its scope more ambitious and speculative. Without in any way leaving Dickens or his writings about Italy behind, the attempt here is to approach the Victorian fascination with that country from a broader, more theoretical perspective in which several current debates about travel writing are taken up and critically redeployed. The book is articulated in three parts. Part One concerns what the writings of Dickens and other Victorians can tell us about the history and theory of travel and travel writing, and Part Two, what they can tell us about particular Victorian writers themselves and their work. In Part Three the focus shifts in order to compare writing and visual representations of the experience of ‘abroad’ in general and Italy in particular, in an era when what can be thought of as modern visual culture is gradually taking shape. The book aims to show that the study of how Victorians imagined Italy can lead to a deeper understanding of some of the stereotypes that continue to inform contemporary tourism.
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Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott Dickens and Stevenson

Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott  Dickens and Stevenson

Mark Willis, “Charles Dickens and the Fictions of the Crowd,” Dickens Quarterly ... in Barnaby Rudge” (Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction.

Author: Anna Faktorovich

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476601472

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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When three of Britain’s best-loved and best-selling authors each publish at least two novels with a historical rebellion theme, there might be an interesting pattern worth examining. This is a long overdue study of the previously overlooked rebellion novel genre, with a close look at the works of Sir Walter Scott (Waverly and Rob Roy), Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities and Barnaby Rudge), and Robert Louis Stevenson (Kidnapped and The Young Chevalier). The linguistic and structural formulas that these novels share are presented, along with a comparative study of how these authors individualized the genre to adjust it to their needs. Scott, Dickens and Stevenson were led to the rebellion genre by direct radical interests. They used the tools of political literary propaganda to assist the poor, disenfranchised and peripheral people, with whom they identified and hoped to see free from oppression and poverty.
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Public serials list

Public serials list

Author: University of Utah. Libraries

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ISBN: NWU:35556000557736

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Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Hutter , Albert D. “ The Novelist as Resurrectionist : Dickens and the Dilemma of Death . ” Dickens Studies Annual 12 ( 1983 ) : 1-39 . ... Johnson v .

Author: Virginia L. Blum

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252064585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 299

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In response to widespread cultural fantasies about the child--including childhood innocence, the child as origin of the adult, the fetal emergence of subjectivity, and the "inner child" movement--Hide and Seek examines representations of the child in fiction, psychoanalysis, and popular culture. Concentrating on the "go-between" function of the child in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and British fiction, Virginia Blum shows how selected children in the works of L. P. Hartley, Charles Dickens, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov were actually fictional messengers who ultimately were unsuccessful at reconciling impasses in the adult world. Throughout her book Blum draws on pop images of real and fictional children, ranging from the Baby Jessica case, in which the idea of "real" paternity and family bonds comes to the mythic fore, to the film Home Alone, in which the abandoned child becomes protector of his family's hearth and home. Hide and Seek raises provocative questions about the ways in which our culture fetishizes the idea of the child at the same time that we treat with comparative indifference the conditions under which many real children actually live. "A work of striking originality and consistent intellectual honesty, forcing us into genuinely profound and darkly uncomfortable areas of speculation." -- James R. Kincaid, author of Child-Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Culture
Categories: Literary Criticism

Annual Report

Annual Report

34 Ind trial Research Associate Program on Thermal and Spectroscopic ... 37 - Thermogravimetric Studies of Polymer Degradation ; B. Dickens 39 Variable ...

Author: Center for Materials Science (National Measurement Laboratory). Polymer Science and Standards Division

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ISBN: MINN:30000010258352

Category: Center for Materials Science (U.S.).

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