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The Resource Dickens and mass culture, Juliet John

Dickens and mass culture, Juliet John

Label
Dickens and mass culture
Title
Dickens and mass culture
Statement of responsibility
Juliet John
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
That the idea of Dickens and the adjective 'Dickensian' continue to have a cultural resonance which extends beyond the book-buying public almost two centuries after Dickens's birth is testimony to his sense of himself as a mass cultural artist. Juliet John contends that Dickens's popularity is first age of mass culture', Dickens was instinctively aware of the changed context of art, or the need for popular art to find its place in an age of mechanical reproduction. Dickens and Mass Culture describes the ways in which Dickens envisioned and engineered his cultural pervasiveness, the media that enabled it, and the posthumous processes-technological, commercial, ideological, and emotional-that have perpetuated it. The first part examines Dickens's cultural vision and practice-his model of authorship, journalism, public readings, relations with America, and the machine. The second explores Dickens's screen and 'heritage' alternatives, aw well as the visitor attraction, 'Dickens World'. His longtime presence on the ten-pound note symbolizes the book's guiding interest in the relationship between the commercial, cultural, and political aspects of Dickens's populist vision and legacy. John argues that the aspects of his art that have underscored critical ambivalence about Dickens-his relations with money, mechanical reproduction, and the mass market in particular-have ultimately ensured both his iconic cultural status and his centrality to the academic canon. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
John, Juliet
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
Label
Dickens and mass culture, Juliet John
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The amusements of the people: cultural politics, class, commerce -- 'A body without a head': culture shock in Dickens's American notes (1842) -- 'Personal' journalism: getting down into the masses -- 'Coming face to face with multitudes': the public readings -- Culture, machines, and cultural industry -- Moving pictures and moving people: the aesthetics of 'mass success' -- The making of a cultural myth: Oliver Twist on screen -- Heritage Dickens; or, culture and the commodity -- Conclusion: Dickens worlds past, present, and yet to come
Control code
ocn642283051
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 321 p.
Isbn
9780199257928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Dickens and mass culture, Juliet John
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The amusements of the people: cultural politics, class, commerce -- 'A body without a head': culture shock in Dickens's American notes (1842) -- 'Personal' journalism: getting down into the masses -- 'Coming face to face with multitudes': the public readings -- Culture, machines, and cultural industry -- Moving pictures and moving people: the aesthetics of 'mass success' -- The making of a cultural myth: Oliver Twist on screen -- Heritage Dickens; or, culture and the commodity -- Conclusion: Dickens worlds past, present, and yet to come
Control code
ocn642283051
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 321 p.
Isbn
9780199257928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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