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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

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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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Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism

Topics Volume Kathy D. Darrow, Russel Whitaker ... COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL IN NCLC , VOLUME 176 , WAS REPRODUCED FROM THE FOLLOWING PERIODICALS : American Quarterly , v . 48 , June , 1996. ... Dickens Studies Annual , v . 27 , 1998.

Author: Kathy D. Darrow

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787698474

Category: Literary Criticism

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Presents literary criticism on the works of nineteenth-century writers of all genres, nations, and cultures. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, broadsheets, pamphlets, and scholarly papers. Criticism includes early views from the author's lifetime as well as later views, including extensive collections of contemporary analysis.
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The Self in the Cell

166; v. 1, p. 106. 8 Collins, Dickens and Crime, p. 167. ... "Fragmentation in The Pickwick Papers,” Dickens Studies Annual 22 (1993): 21-34.

Author: Sean C. Grass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135384845

Category: Literary Criticism

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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 Adapted

Dickens and the Popular Radical Imagination. ... ̄ Dickens Studies Annual 38 (2007): 1¥17. ... Part V Page T 27 Heritage in Peter Carey«s Jack.

Author: John Glavin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351944564

Category: Literary Criticism

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From their first appearance in print, Dickens's fictions immediately migrated into other media, and particularly, in his own time, to the stage. Since then Dickens has continuously, apparently inexhaustibly, functioned as the wellspring for a robust mini-industry, sourcing plays, films, television specials and series, operas, new novels and even miniature and model villages. If in his lifetime he was justly called 'The Inimitable', since his death he has become just the reverse: the Infinitely Imitable. The essays in this volume, all appearing within the past twenty years, cover the full spectrum of genres. Their major shared claim to attention is their break from earlier mimetic criteria - does the film follow the novel? - to take the new works seriously within their own generic and historical contexts. Collectively, they reveal an entirely 'other' Dickensian oeuvre, which ironically has perhaps made Dickens better known to an audience of non-readers than to those who know the books themselves.
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The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens

Moncrieff, 'The Cricket in the Study', Dickens Studies Annual 22 (1993): 137–53 ... 38 See also Philip V. Allingham, 'Changes in Visual Interpretations of A ...

Author: Robert L. Patten

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191061127

Category: Literary Collections

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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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Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism

COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL IN NCLC , VOLUME 172 , WAS REPRODUCED FROM THE FOLLOWING PERIODICALS : American Transcendental Quarterly , v . ... Dickens Studies Annual , v . ... differences : A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies , v .

Author: Jessica Bomarito

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787686565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Presents literary criticism on the works of nineteenth-century writers of all genres, nations, and cultures. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, broadsheets, pamphlets, and scholarly papers. Criticism includes early views from the author's lifetime as well as later views, including extensive collections of contemporary analysis.
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Taboo and Transgression in British Literature from the Renaissance to the Present

“History and Ideology: The Instance of Henry V.” Alternative Shakespeares (1). ... Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction 27 (1998): 227–44.

Author: S. Horlacher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230105997

Category: Literary Criticism

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Taboo and Transgression in British Literature from the Renaissance to the Present develops an innovative overview of the interdisciplinary theoretical approaches to the topic that have emerged in recent years. Alongside exemplary model analyses of key periods and representative primary texts, this exciting new anthology of critical essays has been specifically designed to fill a major gap in the field of literary and cultural studies. This book traces the complex dynamic and ongoing negotiation of notions of transgression and taboo as an essential, though often neglected, facet to understanding the development, production, and conception of literature from the early modern Elizabethan period through postmodern debates. The combination of a broad theoretical and historical framework covering almost fifty representative authors and uvres makes this essential reading for students and specialists alike in the fields of literary studies and cultural studies.
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Dickens and the Business of Death

'On Dickens' The Old Curiosity Shop: A Lecture', in Notes to Literature v. ... Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge' in Dickens Studies Annual 30 (2001): 28.

Author: Claire Wood

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316241219

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Charles Dickens is famous for his deathbed scenes, but these have rarely been examined within the context of his ambivalence towards the Victorian commodification of death. Dickens repeatedly criticised ostentatious funeral and mourning customs, and asserted the harmful consequences of treating the corpse as an object of speculation rather than sympathy. At the same time, he was fascinated by those who made a living from death and recognised that his authorial profits implicated him in the same trade. This book explores how Dickens turned mortality into the stuff of life and art as he navigated a thriving culture of death-based consumption. It surveys the diverse ways in which death became a business, from body-snatching, undertaking, and joint-stock cemetery companies, to the telling and selling of stories. This broad study offers fresh perspectives on death in The Old Curiosity Shop and Our Mutual Friend, and discusses lesser-known works and textual illustrations.
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Rhetorics of Names and Naming

27–52.” Dickens Quarterly 31, no. 4 (2014): 312–33. Drew, John, Hazel Mackenzie, and Ben Winyard. ... Dickens Studies Annual 31 (2002): 67–86. Lohrli, Anne.

Author: Star Medzerian Vanguri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317436041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume takes up rhetorical approaches to our primarily linguistic understanding of how names work, considering how theories of materiality in rhetoric enrich conceptions of the name as word or symbol and help explain the processes of name bestowal, accumulation, loss, and theft. Contributors theorize the formation, modification, and recontexualization of names as a result of technological and cultural change, and consider the ways in which naming influences identity and affects/grants power.
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Autobiography Sensation and the Commodification of Identity in Victorian Narrative

27. “Travelling Abroad,” Dent, v.4, p. 88. I discuss these elements of “Travelling ... Dickens's Continental Drift,” Dickens Studies Annual 48 (2017): 1–19.

Author: Sean Grass

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108484459

Category: Literary Criticism

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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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Dickens Studies Newsletter

Witemeyer , 24-27 . ... V , 1319 . -- , Twelfth Annual Dickens Society Meeting : Papers , 2-5 . " Physician as Cliché and Character ... Storey , Graham and Fielding , K.J. , eds . , The Letters of Charles Dickens , vol . V , rev .

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Greek and Roman Classics in the British Struggle for Social Reform

... 'Bacchus in Kersey: Dickens and the Classics', Dickens Studies Annual, 27: 1–22. ... Forrest, E. (1729), Momus Turn'd Fabulist: Or, Vulcan's Wedding.

Author: Henry Stead

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472584274

Category: History

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Greek and Roman Classics in the British Struggle for Social Reform presents an original and carefully argued case for the importance of classical ideas, education and self-education in the personal development and activities of British social reformers in the 19th and first six decades of the 20th century. Usually drawn from the lower echelons of the middle class and the most aspirational artisanal and working-class circles, the prominent reformers, revolutionaries, feminists and educationalists of this era, far from regarding education in Latin and Greek as the preserve of the upper classes and inherently reactionary, were consistently inspired by the Mediterranean Classics and contested the monopoly on access to them often claimed by the wealthy and aristocratic elite. The essays, several of which draw on previously neglected and unpublished sources, cover literary figures (Coleridge, the 'Cockney Classicist' poets including Keats, and Dickens), different cultural media (burlesque theatre, body-building, banner art, poetry, journalism and fiction), topics in social reform (the desirability of revolution, suffrage, poverty, social exclusion, women's rights, healthcare, eugenics, town planning, race relations and workers' education), as well as political affiliations and agencies (Chartists, Trade Unions, the WEA, political parties including the Fabians, the Communist Party of Great Britain and the Labour Party). The sixteen essays in this volume restore to the history of British Classics some of the subject's ideological complexity and instrumentality in social progress, a past which is badly needed in the current debates over the future of the discipline. Contributors include specialists in English Literature, History, Classics and Art.
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Bibliography on Smoking and Health

British Empire Cancer Campaign for Research , Annual Report 44 ( Part 27:38 , 1966 . A 12655 Wallis , V. and Koller , P. C. RADIATION -INDUCED LEUKAEMIA AND ...

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Travelling Notions of Culture in Early Nineteenth Century Europe

4 Charles Dickens, 'Medicine Men of Civilisation' (All The Year Round, 26 September ... Form in Sketches by Boz', Dickens Studies Annual, 30 (2001): 1–22.

Author: Hannu Salmi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317307211

Category: History

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The notions of culture and civilization are at the heart of European self-image. This book focuses on how space and spatiality contributed to defining the concepts of culture and civilization and, conversely, what kind of spatial ramifications "culture" and "civilization" entailed. These questions have vital importance to the understanding of this formative period of modern Europe. The chapters of this volume concentrate on the following themes: What were the sites of culture, civilization and Bildung and how were these sites employed in defining these concepts? What kind of borders did this process of definition and its inherent spatial imagination produce? What were the connecting routes between the supposed centers and peripheries? What were the strategies of envisioning, negotiating and transforming cultural territories in early nineteenth-century Europe? This book adds new perspectives on ways of approaching spatiality in history by investigating, for example: the decisive role of the French revolution, the persistent interest in classical civilization and its sites, emerging urbanism and the culture of the cities, the changing constellations between centers and peripheries and the colonial extensions, or transfigurations, of culture. It also pays attention to the spatiality of culture as a metaphor, but simultaneously emphasizes the production of space in an era of technological innovation and change.
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John Forster a Literary Life

Striving for honesty : an approach to Forster's Life ' , Dickens Studies Annual , VII ( 1978 ) , 34-48 . —'Edgar Johnson's biography of Dickens and Forster ...

Author: James A. Davies

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0389203912

Category: Literary Criticism

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This is the first substantial book about Forster's life. Drawing upon much unpublished material, Davies describes Forster's career as a man of letters and presents detailed studies of his many important friendships and professional activities. The author also breaks new ground in discussing Forster's work as a journalist, historian, and literary biographer. Contents: Part One: Early Life and Influential Friends. Newcastle to London. Leigh Hunt. Charles Lamb. Bulwer, Macready; Part Two: The Man of Letters I: The literary life. Literature's friend. Friendship's variations 1834-1855. Withdrawal and return; Part Three: Man of Letters II: Four Friendships. Robert Browning. Landor. Dickens. Carlyle; Part Four: Man of Letters III: Professional Concerns. Journalist. Historian. Literary biographer; Postscript; Bibliography (including Forster's mainly anonymous reviews)^R.
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Sex Scandal

3 ( Spring 1975 ) : 1–27 . Newsom , Robert . “ The Hero's Shame . ” Dickens Studies Annual 11. ... An Official Report of the Cause Célèbre Mordaunt v .

Author: William A. Cohen

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822318482

Category: Literary Criticism

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Never has the Victorian novel appeared so perverse as it does in these pages - and never has its perversity seemed so fundamental to its accomplishment. By viewing this fiction alongside the most alarming public scandals of the day, Cohen exposes both the scandalousness of this literature and its sexiness. In narratives ranging from Great Expectations to the Boulton and Park sodomy scandal of 1870-71, from Eliot's and Trollope's novels about scandalous women to Oscar Wilde's writing and his trials for homosexuality. Cohen shows how, in each instance, sexuality appears couched in coded terms. He identifies an assortment of cunning narrative techniques used to insinuate sex into Victorian writing, demonstrating that even as such narratives air the scandalous subject, they emphasize its unspeakable nature. Written with an eye toward the sex scandals that still whet the appetites of consumers of news and novels, this work is suggestive about our own modes of imagining sexuality today and how we arrived at them.
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Some Keywords in Dickens

Dickens Quarterly, vol. 27, no. 3, Sept. 2010, pp. 185–208. –. ... Texas Studies in Literature and Language, vol. ... Dickens Studies Annual, vol.

Author: Michael Hollington

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847013150

Category: Literary Criticism

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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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Average Joe

27. Pratt, Branwen Bailey. 1983. Carlyle and Dickens: Heroes and HeroWorshippers . Dickens Studies Annual. Vol. 12. State College, PA: Penn State University ...

Author: Shawn Livermore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119618874

Category: Business & Economics

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The book covers numerous tech entrepreneurial founders and software developers, and the exciting brands or products that they created. It goes deep on a handful of them, narrowly divulging exactly how a few software developers and startup founders created breakthrough tech products like Gmail, Dropbox, Ring, Snapchat, Bitcoin, Groupon, and more. It highlights and unpacks the general hero-worship that the media and our own minds practice about tech founders and tech entrepreneurs. This idealization of tech success can create a paradox, preventing average tech professionals from their own successful journeys. This book provides hard evidence that anyone in tech can create, and anyone on the peripheral of tech can break through to the center where innovation, creativity, and opportunity meet. The anecdotes, stories, evidence, facts, arguments, logic, principles, and techniques provided in this book have helped individuals and businesses engage in slow creation cycles, improve the morale of their development teams, and increased their delivery potential of their technology solutions overall. Average Joe covers: Genius - The systematic deconstruction and debunking of the commonly held assumptions in the tech industry around supreme intelligence, and how that intelligence has been worshipped and sought after, despite the facts. Slow Creation - How to force-manufacture creative ideation. How conscious and subconscious cycles of patterns, details, and secrets can lead to breakthrough innovations, and how those P.D.S. cycles, and systematic mental grappling, can be conjured and repeated on a regular basis. Little-C Creativity - The conscious and miniature moments of epiphany that leak into our active P.D.S. cycles of Slow Creation. Flow - Why it's great, but also - why it's completely unreliable and unnecessary. How to perpetually innovate without relying on a flow state. Team Installation - How teams and companies can engage their employees in Slow Creation to unlock dormant ideas, stir up creative endeavors, and jumpstart fragile ideas into working products. User Manipulation - How tech products are super-charged with tricks, secret techniques, and neural transmitters like Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Cortisol; how those products leverage cognitive mechanisms and psychological techniques to force user adoption and user behaviors. Contrarianism - How oppositional and backward-thinking leaders create brand-new categories and the products which dominate those categories. Showmanship - How tech players have presented their ideas to the world, conjured up magic, manufactured mystique, and presented compelling stories that have captured their audiences. Sustainable Mystique Triad – A simple model for capturing audiences consistently without relying on hype and hustle.
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Dickens His Parables and His Reader

27. Forster, Life ofCharles Dickens, 1:282–83. 28. ... “The Life of our Lord Revisited,” Dickens Studies Annual 36 (2005),126,127,136,137,139,142. 35.

Author: Linda M. Lewis

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826272645

Category: Literary Criticism

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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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