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The Resource Dickens and modernity, edited by Juliet John for the English Association

Dickens and modernity, edited by Juliet John for the English Association

Label
Dickens and modernity
Title
Dickens and modernity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Juliet John for the English Association
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The scale of the 2012 bicentenary celebrations of Dickens's birth is testimony to his status as one of the most globally popular literary authors the world has ever seen. Yet Dickens has also become associated in the public imagination with a particular version of the Victorian past and with respectability. His continued cultural prominence and the 'brand recognition' achieved by his image and images suggest that his vision reaches beyond the Victorian period. Yet what is the relationship between Dickens and the modern world? Do his works offer a consoling version of the past or are they attuned to that state of uncertainty and instability we associate with the nebulous but resonant concept of modernity? This volume positions Dickens as both a literary and a cultural icon with a complex relationship to the cultural landscape in his own period and since. It seeks to demonstrate that oppositions which have pervaded approaches to Dickens - Victorian vs modern, artist vs entertainer, culture vs commerce - are false, by exploring the diversity and multiplicity of Dickens's textual and extra-textual lives. A specially commissioned Afterword by Florian Schweizer, Director of the Dickens 2012 celebrations, offers a fascinating insight into the shaping of this year-long public programme of commemoration of Dickens. Like the volume as a whole, it asks us to consider the nature of our connection with 'this quintessentially Victorian writer' and what it is about Dickens that still appeals to people around the world."--Cover, p.4
Member of
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1951-
  • 1966-
  • 1984-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • John, Juliet
  • Clayton, Jay
  • Furneaux, Holly
  • Drew, John M. L.
  • Mahlberg, Michaela
  • Hollington, Michael
  • Marsh, Joss
  • Sickmann Han, Carrie Lynn
  • Keates, Kim Edwards
  • Rainsford, Dominic
  • Schweizer, Florian
Series statement
Essays and studies
Series volume
2012 [n.s., v. 65]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Modern, in literature
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
Label
Dickens and modernity, edited by Juliet John for the English Association
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
  • Things, words, and the meaning of art
  • Juliet John
  • Dickens and the circus of modernity
  • Michael Hollington
  • The Oliver! phenomenon, or, 'Please, sir, we want more and more!'
  • Joss Marsh and Carrie Sickmann
  • 'Wow! she's a lesbian. Got to be!' : re-reading/re-viewing Dickens and neo-Victorianism on the BBC
  • Kim Edwards Keates
  • Out of place : David Copperfield's irresolvable geographies
  • Dominic Rainsford
  • The Dickens tape : affect and sound reproduction in The Chimes
  • Afterword: The 2012 bicentenary
  • Florian Schweizer
  • Jay Clayton
  • Dickens, sexuality and the body ; or, Clock loving : Master Humphrey's queer objects of desire
  • Holly Furneaux
  • Texts, paratexts and 'E-texts' : the poetics of communication in Dickens's journalism
  • John Drew
  • Corpus stylistics : Dickens, text-drivenness and the fictional world
  • Michaela Mahlberg
Control code
015443146
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 232 p.
Isbn
9781843843269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Dickens and modernity, edited by Juliet John for the English Association
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
  • Things, words, and the meaning of art
  • Juliet John
  • Dickens and the circus of modernity
  • Michael Hollington
  • The Oliver! phenomenon, or, 'Please, sir, we want more and more!'
  • Joss Marsh and Carrie Sickmann
  • 'Wow! she's a lesbian. Got to be!' : re-reading/re-viewing Dickens and neo-Victorianism on the BBC
  • Kim Edwards Keates
  • Out of place : David Copperfield's irresolvable geographies
  • Dominic Rainsford
  • The Dickens tape : affect and sound reproduction in The Chimes
  • Afterword: The 2012 bicentenary
  • Florian Schweizer
  • Jay Clayton
  • Dickens, sexuality and the body ; or, Clock loving : Master Humphrey's queer objects of desire
  • Holly Furneaux
  • Texts, paratexts and 'E-texts' : the poetics of communication in Dickens's journalism
  • John Drew
  • Corpus stylistics : Dickens, text-drivenness and the fictional world
  • Michaela Mahlberg
Control code
015443146
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 232 p.
Isbn
9781843843269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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