Charles Dickens in Cyberspace by Jay Clayton

Charles Dickens in Cyberspace
  • Title : Charles Dickens in Cyberspace
  • Author : Jay Clayton
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780195347739
  • Pages : 280
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Charles Dickens in Cyberspace opens a window on a startling set of literary and scientific links between contemporary American culture and the nineteenth-century heritage it often repudiates. Surveying a wide range of novelists, scientists, filmmakers, and theorists from the past two centuries, Jay Clayton traces the concealed circuits that connect the telegraph with the Internet, Charles Babbage's Difference Engine with the digital computer, Frankenstein's monster with cyborgs and clones, and Dickens' life and fiction with all manner of contemporary popular culture--from comic books and advertising to recent novels and films. In the process, Clayton argues for two important principles: that postmodernism has a hidden or repressed connection with the nineteenth-century and that revealing those connections can aid in the development of a historical cultural studies. In Charles Dickens in Cyberspace nineteenth-century figures--Jane Austen, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Ada Lovelace, Joseph Paxton, Mary Shelley, and Mary Somerville--meet a lively group of counterparts from today: Andrea Barrett, Greg Bear, Peter Carey, Hélène Cixous, Alfonso Cuarón, William Gibson, Donna Haraway, David Lean, Richard Powers, Salman Rushdie, Ridley Scott, Susan Sontag, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, and Tom Stoppard. The juxtaposition of such a diverse cast of characters leads to a new way of understanding the "undisciplined culture" the two eras share, an understanding that can suggest ways to heal the gap that has long separated literature from science. Combining storytelling and scholarship, this engaging study demonstrates in its own practice the value of a self-reflective stance toward cultural history. Its personal voice, narrative strategies, multiple points of view, recursive loops, and irony emphasize the improvisational nature of the methods it employs. Yet its argument is serious and urgent: that the afterlife of the nineteenth century continues to shape the present in diverse and sometimes conflicting ways.


Rewriting the Victorians by Andrea Kirchknopf

Rewriting the Victorians
  • Title : Rewriting the Victorians
  • Author : Andrea Kirchknopf
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 1476601925
  • Pages : 236
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

The 19th century has become especially relevant for the present—as one can see from, for example, large-scale adaptations of written works, as well as the explosion of commodities and even interactive theme parks. This book is an introduction to the novelistic refashionings that have come after the Victorian age with a special focus on revisions of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. As post–Victorian research is still in the making, the first part is devoted to clarifying terminology and interpretive contexts. Two major frameworks for reading post–Victorian fiction are developed: the literary scene (authors, readers, critics) and the national-identity, political and social aspects. Among the works examined are Caryl Phillips’s Cambridge, Matthew Kneale’s English Passengers, Peter Carey’s Oscar and Lucinda and Jack Maggs, Lloyd Jones’s Mister Pip, Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea, D.M. Thomas’s Charlotte, and Jasper Fforde’s The Eyre Affair.


Texts, Contexts and Intertextuality by Norbert Lennartz,Dieter Koch

Texts, Contexts and Intertextuality
  • Title : Texts, Contexts and Intertextuality
  • Author : Norbert Lennartz,Dieter Koch
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN Code : 3847002864
  • Pages : 294
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

While Dickens used to be seen as a writer of shallow and sentimental children’s literature, as the prolific caterer to the new market of mass literature, this collection of essays shows that Dickens was not only a reader of high-brow literature, but also expected his readers to understand them in the context of contemporary scientific and economic debates. Covering a wide range of writers – from Sidney, Shakespeare, Cervantes to Swift, Smollett and Bulwer-Lytton – Dickens’s novels reveal a multi-layered cosmos and supply their readers with richly woven nets of intertextuality.


Dickens and Modernity by Juliet John

Dickens and Modernity
  • Title : Dickens and Modernity
  • Author : Juliet John
  • Publisher : DS Brewer
  • ISBN Code : 1843843269
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Essays exploring the ways in which Dickens' vision is both so much of its time, and yet has so much resonance for today.


Charles Dickens's Great Expectations by Mary Hammond

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations
  • Title : Charles Dickens's Great Expectations
  • Author : Mary Hammond
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 147240551X
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Great Expectations has had a long, active and sometimes surprising life since its first serialized appearance in All the Year Round between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861. In this new publishing and reception history, Mary Hammond demonstrates that while Dickens’s thirteenth novel can tell us a great deal about the dynamic mid-Victorian moment into which it was born, its afterlife beyond the nineteenth-century Anglophone world reveals the full extent of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and using newly discovered archival material, Hammond covers the formative history of Great Expectations' early years, analyses the extent and significance of its global reach, and explores the ways in which it has functioned as literature and stage, TV, film and radio drama from its first appearance to the latest film version of 2012. Appendices include contemporary reviews and comprehensive bibliographies of adaptations and translations. The book is a rich resource for scholars and students of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.


Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child by Amberyl Malkovich

Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child
  • Title : Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child
  • Author : Amberyl Malkovich
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0415899087
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

This book explores the ideas of children and childhood, and the construct of the 'ideal' Victorian child, that developed rapidly over the Victorian era along with literacy and reading material for the emerging mass reading public. Children's Literature was one of the developing areas for publishers and readers alike, yet this did not stop the reading public from bringing home works not expressly intended for children and reading to their family. Within the idealized middle class family circle, authors such as Charles Dickens were read and appreciated by members of all ages. By examining some of Dickens's works that contain the imperfect child, and placing them alongside works by Kingsley, MacDonald, Stretton, Rossetti, and Nesbit, Malkovich considers the construction, romanticization, and socialization of the Victorian child within work read by and for children during the Victorian Era and early Edwardian period. These authors use elements of religion, death, irony, fairy worlds, gender, and class to illustrate the need for the ideal child and yet the impossibility of such a construct. Malkovich contends that the 'imperfect' child more readily reflects reality, whereas the 'ideal' child reflects an unattainable fantasy and while debates rage over how to define children's literature, such children, though somewhat changed, can still be found in the most popular of literatures read by children contemporarily.


Narrative is the Essence of History by John Cameron

Narrative is the Essence of History
  • Title : Narrative is the Essence of History
  • Author : John Cameron
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1443838276
  • Pages : 170
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

The historical novel has had a very interesting history itself. During the 19th century the historical novels of Scott, Hugo, Thackeray, Dickens, Tolstoy and a host of other writers enjoyed both popular success and critical admiration. Success has never really died out, but admiration has been another matter. During the 20th century, historical fiction began to be disparaged by critics who looked down on the genre and its elements of romance, adventure and swashbuckling. This disparagement reached such a pitch that Robert Graves, author of I, Claudius and Claudius the God, felt compelled to say that he wrote these novels only because of pressing financial needs. As the century wore on, the genre began to move in a variety of interesting ways and reached even larger audiences. Some critics have continued to look down on the genre, but a growing number of historical novels have begun to receive wide critical praise. The Roman historian Ronald Syme once wrote that narrative is the essence of history. What is the essence of historical fiction? Why does it continue to be such a popular and resilient genre? What is the history of historical fiction? What is its future?


Reflecting on Darwin by Dr Monika Pietrzak-Franger,Prof Dr Barbara Schaff,Prof Dr Eckart Voigts

Reflecting on Darwin
  • Title : Reflecting on Darwin
  • Author : Dr Monika Pietrzak-Franger,Prof Dr Barbara Schaff,Prof Dr Eckart Voigts
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1472414098
  • Pages : 244
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Taking up the historical evolution of Darwin and his theories and the cultural responses they have inspired, Reflecting on Darwin poses the following questions: 'How are the apparatuses in the mid-nineteenth century and at the turn of the twenty-first century interconnected with bio-scientific paradigms in art, literature, culture and science?' 'How are naturalism, determinism and Darwinism - the eugenics of the nineteenth century and the genetic coding of the twentieth century - positioned, embodied and staged in various media configurations and media genres?' and 'How have particular media apparatuses formed, displaced or stabilized the various concepts of humankind in the framework of evolutionary theory?' Ranging from the early circulation of Darwin’s ideas to the present, this interdisciplinary collection pays particular attention to Darwin’s postmillennial reception. Beginning with an overview of the historical development of contemporary ecological and ethical fears, Reflecting on Darwin then turns to Darwin’s influence on contemporary media, neo-Victorian literature and culture, science fiction literature and film, and contemporary theory. In examining the plurality of ways in which Darwin has been rewritten and reappropriated, this unique volume both mirrors and inspects the complexity of recent debates in Victorian and neo-Victorian studies.


Language in the Media by Sally Johnson,Astrid Ensslin

Language in the Media
  • Title : Language in the Media
  • Author : Sally Johnson,Astrid Ensslin
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1441151257
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

This book examines the ways in which the media represents language-related issues, but also how the media's use of language is central to the construction of what people think language is, could or ought to be like. The chapters examine issues of identity, gender, youth, citizenship, politics and ideology across a range of media, including television, radio, newspapers, magazines and the internet. The result is a multilingual survey of the construction of language in and by the media that will be essential reading for students and researchers of sociolinguistics or language and communication.


Heart Beats by Catherine Robson

Heart Beats
  • Title : Heart Beats
  • Author : Catherine Robson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400845157
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Many people in Great Britain and the United States can recall elderly relatives who remembered long stretches of verse learned at school decades earlier, yet most of us were never required to recite in class. Heart Beats is the first book to examine how poetry recitation came to assume a central place in past curricular programs, and to investigate when and why the once-mandatory exercise declined. Telling the story of a lost pedagogical practice and its wide-ranging effects on two sides of the Atlantic, Catherine Robson explores how recitation altered the ordinary people who committed poems to heart, and changed the worlds in which they lived. Heart Beats begins by investigating recitation's progress within British and American public educational systems over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and weighs the factors that influenced which poems were most frequently assigned. Robson then scrutinizes the recitational fortunes of three short works that were once classroom classics: Felicia Hemans's "Casabianca," Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard," and Charles Wolfe's "Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna." To conclude, the book considers W. E. Henley's "Invictus" and Rudyard Kipling's "If--," asking why the idea of the memorized poem arouses such different responses in the United States and Great Britain today. Focusing on vital connections between poems, individuals, and their communities, Heart Beats is an important study of the history and power of memorized poetry.


Victorian Literature by David Amigoni

Victorian Literature
  • Title : Victorian Literature
  • Author : David Amigoni
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 074868803X
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

The work of Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Thomas Hardy, Thomas Carlyle and Mathew Arnold are explored in relation to ideas about fiction, journalism, drama, poetry, new women, gothic, horror and the Victoria


Nineteenth-century Literature by N.A

Nineteenth-century Literature
  • Title : Nineteenth-century Literature
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Contains articles which focus on a broad spectrum of significant figures in fiction, philosophy, and criticism such as Austen, Carlyle, Dickens,Thackeray, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, and Henry James.


Teaching Nineteenth-Century Fiction by Andrew Maunder,Jennifer Phegley

Teaching Nineteenth-Century Fiction
  • Title : Teaching Nineteenth-Century Fiction
  • Author : Andrew Maunder,Jennifer Phegley
  • Publisher : Teaching the New English (Hard
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 266
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

This book offers practical approaches to some of the key issues and challenges involved in teaching nineteenth-century fiction at the university level, and includes annotated case studies from courses, discussions of instances of useful practice in teaching and a helpful chronology nineteenth-century writers and texts. This new volume in the Teaching the New English series looks at how a core area of the English degree curriculum--Victorian fiction--can be taught, and issues facing lecturers and students in the field today. The book has a pedagogical slant, though chapters will also be useful for students of Vitorian fiction as an overview of current debate.


The Dickensian by N.A

The Dickensian
  • Title : The Dickensian
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Victorians Institute Journal by Victorians Institute

Victorians Institute Journal
  • Title : Victorians Institute Journal
  • Author : Victorians Institute
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Choice by N.A

Choice
  • Title : Choice
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Victorian Literature and Culture by N.A

Victorian Literature and Culture
  • Title : Victorian Literature and Culture
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Great expectations by Francesco Marroni

Great expectations
  • Title : Great expectations
  • Author : Francesco Marroni
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 344
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Literature and Science by Wai-chee Dimock,Priscilla Wald

Literature and Science
  • Title : Literature and Science
  • Author : Wai-chee Dimock,Priscilla Wald
  • Publisher : American Literature (Duke Univ
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

The goal of this special issue of American Literature is to encourage scholars in both the sciences and the humanities to estrange themselves from their regular ways of thinking. Committed to understanding what each discipline has to teach the other, the contributors explore the changes in topics, approaches, and methodologies in the sciences, technology and the humanities that surface when scholars take seriously the mandate to consider the basic assumptions of each field from the other point of view. The essays address the mutual impact of literature and science through a range of issues: "geek novels" as a subgenre of literature about science, the relationship of narrative form to risk analysis and ecological disaster, the impact of realism and contemporary developments in neurology and brain biology, and the use of technology in the humanities. The essays also examine how the humanities explore scientific issues such as in vitro fertilization and human existence, cloning and molecular biology, and the concept of time. Contributors. Jay Clayton, Wai Chee Dimock, N. Katherine Hayles, Ursula Heise, Randall Knoper, Martha Nell Smith, Stephanie Turner, Priscilla Wald, Robyn Wiegman


Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens by Eugene Goodheart

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  • Title : Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
  • Author : Eugene Goodheart
  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 312
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Presents critical essays that discuss the plot, characters, and major themes in the author's classic exploration of identity and belonging.


Local Transcendence by Alan Liu

Local Transcendence
  • Title : Local Transcendence
  • Author : Alan Liu
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 392
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

"In the essays collected in Local Transcendence, Alan Liu takes the pulse of such postmodern historicism by tracking two leading indicators of its acceleration in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries: postmodern cultural criticism - including the new historicism, the new cultural history, cultural anthropology, the new pragmatism, and postmodern and postindustrial theory - and digital information technology."--BOOK JACKET.


Recent Reinterpretations of Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Renata Kobetts Miller

Recent Reinterpretations of Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Title : Recent Reinterpretations of Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Author : Renata Kobetts Miller
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 249
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

This examination of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) and its reinterpretations presents original interviews with novelists Emma Tennant and Valerie Martin, and playwright David Edgar, framed by analysis of their works. In so doing, it moves away from common division between those who write literature and those who write about literature. Its examination of Stevenson's original novel and its comprehensive survey of the history of Jekyll and Hyde reveals that these three late 20th-century writers react against the tradition of reinterpretations and recover Stevenson's structure. Arguing that their returns to a Victorian text are motivated by contemporary concerns about class and gender politics that find an apt vehicle for exploration in Stevenson's story, this book identifies a trend of neo-Victorianism...


Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater by Fran Mason

Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater
  • Title : Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater
  • Author : Fran Mason
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 405
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Postmodernist literature embraces a wide range of forms and perspectives, including texts that are primarily self-reflexive; texts that use pastiche, burlesque, parody, intertextuality and hybrid forms to create textual realities that either run in opposition to or in parallel with an external reality; fabulations that develop both of these strategies; texts that ironize their relationship to reality; works that use the aspects already noted to more fully engage with political or cultural realities; texts that deal with history as a fiction; and texts that elude categorization even within the variety already explored. For example, in fiction, a postmodernist novel might tell a story about a writer struggling with writing (only, perhaps, to find that he is a character in a book by another writer struggling to write a book). The Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the different areas of postmodernist literature and the variety of forms that have been produced. This is accomplished through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices, significant texts produced throughout the history of postmodernist writing, and important movements and ideas that have created a variety of literary approaches within the form. By placing these concerns within the historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts of postmodernism, this reference explores the frameworks within which postmodernist literature of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century operates.


Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature by Modern Humanities Research Association

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
  • Title : Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
  • Author : Modern Humanities Research Association
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Includes both books and articles.


Speculative Nostalgias by Noam S. Cohen

Speculative Nostalgias
  • Title : Speculative Nostalgias
  • Author : Noam S. Cohen
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 213
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Bibliographic Index by N.A

Bibliographic Index
  • Title : Bibliographic Index
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 26
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Other Mothers by Ellen Bayuk Rosenman,Claudia C. Klaver

Other Mothers
  • Title : Other Mothers
  • Author : Ellen Bayuk Rosenman,Claudia C. Klaver
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 348
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

"Other Mothers, edited by Ellen Bayuk Rosenman and Claudia C. Klaver, offers a range of essays that open a conversation about Victorian motherhood as a wide-ranging, distinctive experience and idea. In spite of its importance, however, it is one of the least-studied aspects of the Victorian era, subsumed under discussions of femininity and domesticity." "Other Mothers joins revisionist approaches to femininity that now characterize Victorian studies. Its contents trace intersections among gender, race, and class; question the power of separate spheres ideology; and insist on the context-specific nature of social roles. The fifteen essays in this volume contribute to the fields of literary criticism, history, cultural studies, and history."--BOOK JACKET.


Aesthetic Hysteria by Ankhi Mukherjee

Aesthetic Hysteria
  • Title : Aesthetic Hysteria
  • Author : Ankhi Mukherjee
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 121
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Aesthetic Hysteria is a deconstructive psychoanalytic study of hysteria, using literary texts to foreground a telling encounter between two growing discourses within English studies: that of emotion/affect and trauma studies. It brings together several academic foci - the history of medicine, aesthetic theory, speech act theory, feminism, and gender and performance studies. The study uses its theoretical and philosophical questioning of a cultural phenomenon to interrogate the politics and ends of theory, and is timely in addressing similar anxieties dominating contemporary critical and cultural theory.


Miscellaneous Blood by Helen M. Hauser

Miscellaneous Blood
  • Title : Miscellaneous Blood
  • Author : Helen M. Hauser
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 618
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Directory by Modern Language Association of America

Directory
  • Title : Directory
  • Author : Modern Language Association of America
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


American Book Publishing Record by N.A

American Book Publishing Record
  • Title : American Book Publishing Record
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


Book Review Index by N.A

Book Review Index
  • Title : Book Review Index
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Every 3rd issue is a quarterly cumulation.


Contemporary Dickens by Eileen Gillooly,Deirdre David,Professor Emerita of English Deirdre David

Contemporary Dickens
  • Title : Contemporary Dickens
  • Author : Eileen Gillooly,Deirdre David,Professor Emerita of English Deirdre David
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 315
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Edited by Eileen Gillooly and Deirdre David, Contemporary Dickens is a collection of essays that presents some of the most intriguing work being undertaken in Dickens studies today. Through an emphasis on the nineteenth-century origins of our current critical preoccupations and ways of knowing, these essays reveal Dickens to be our contemporary. The contributors argue that such issues as gender and sexuality, environmentalism, and the construction of national identity were frequently explored and sometimes problematically resolved by Dickens himself. They also illuminate the importance of Dickens's place in our current reassessment of critical methodologies. Drawing freely upon a variety of reading strategies (materialist, deconstructive, new historical, psychoanalytic, and feminist), the essays disclose new aspects of Dickens's engagements with a number of Victorian concerns—moral philosophy, the psychology of the emotions, and life writing among them—that have once again emerged as significant objects of study in early-twenty-first century criticism. Looking at such familiar topics from fresh perspectives, Contemporary Dickens is an original and challenging contribution to Dickens studies in particular and Victorian criticism in general. Contemporary Dickens will appeal to general readers and students of Victorian culture, as well as specialists in nineteenth-century literature, cultural studies, literary formalism, psychology, and gender studies.


The Social Life of Fluids by Jules David Law

The Social Life of Fluids
  • Title : The Social Life of Fluids
  • Author : Jules David Law
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 080146238X
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

British Victorians were obsessed with fluids—with their scarcity and with their omnipresence. By the mid-nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of citizens regularly petitioned the government to provide running water and adequate sewerage, while scientists and journalists fretted over the circulation of bodily fluids. In The Social Life of Fluids Jules Law traces the fantasies of power and anxieties of identity precipitated by these developments as they found their way into the plotting and rhetoric of the Victorian novel. Analyzing the expression of scientific understanding and the technological manipulation of fluids—blood, breast milk, and water—in six Victorian novels (by Charles Dickens, George Eliot, George Moore, and Bram Stoker), Law traces the growing anxiety about fluids in Victorian culture from the beginning of the sanitarian movement in the 1830s through the 1890s. Fluids, he finds, came to be regarded as the most alienable aspect of an otherwise inalienable human body, and, paradoxically, as the least rational element of an increasingly rationalized environment. Drawing on literary and feminist theory, social history, and the history of science and medicine, Law shows how fluids came to be represented as prosthetic extensions of identity, exposing them to contested claims of kinship and community and linking them inextricably to public spaces and public debates.


Editing the Soul by Everett Hamner

Editing the Soul
  • Title : Editing the Soul
  • Author : Everett Hamner
  • Publisher : AnthropoScene
  • ISBN Code : 9780271079332
  • Pages : 264
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

An interdisciplinary exploration of how genetic engineering is transforming our narratives about the core of human personhood, and how those narratives are shaping official policies.


Forthcoming Books by Rose Arny

Forthcoming Books
  • Title : Forthcoming Books
  • Author : Rose Arny
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:


The Body Economic by Catherine Gallagher

The Body Economic
  • Title : The Body Economic
  • Author : Catherine Gallagher
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1400826845
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

The Body Economic revises the intellectual history of nineteenth-century Britain by demonstrating that political economists and the writers who often presented themselves as their literary antagonists actually held most of their basic social assumptions in common. Catherine Gallagher demonstrates that political economists and their Romantic and early-Victorian critics jointly relocated the idea of value from the realm of transcendent spirituality to that of organic "life," making human sensations--especially pleasure and pain--the sources and signs of that value. Classical political economy, this book shows, was not a mechanical ideology but a form of nineteenth-century organicism, which put the body and its feelings at the center of its theories, and neoclassical economics built itself even more self-consciously on physiological premises. The Body Economic explains how these shared views of life, death, and sensation helped shape and were modified by the two most important Victorian novelists: Charles Dickens and George Eliot. It reveals how political economists interacted crucially with the life sciences of the nineteenth century--especially with psychophysiology and anthropology--producing the intellectual world that nurtured not only George Eliot's realism but also turn-of-the-century literary modernism.


The Difference Engine by William Gibson

The Difference Engine
  • Title : The Difference Engine
  • Author : William Gibson
  • Publisher : Spectra Books
  • ISBN Code : 0440423627
  • Pages : 492
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

In London of 1855, celebrated paleontologist Edward Mallory gets mixed up with Charles Babbage, the inventor of an advanced calculating machine run by his elite group of clackers.


Victorian Vogue by Dianne F. Sadoff

Victorian Vogue
  • Title : Victorian Vogue
  • Author : Dianne F. Sadoff
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN Code : 0816660913
  • Pages : 329
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
  • GET EBOOK

Summary:

Ranging from cinematic images of Jane Austen's estates to Oscar Wilde's drawing rooms, Dianne F. Sadoff looks at popular heritage films, often featuring Hollywood stars, that have been adapted from nineteenth-century novels. Victorian Vogue argues that heritage films perform different cultural functions at key historical moments in the twentieth century. According to Sadoff, they are characterized by a double historical consciousness-one that is as attentive to the concerns of the time of production as to those of the Victorian period. If James Whale's Frankenstein and Tod Browning's Dracula exploited post-Depression fear in the 1930s, the horror films of the 1950s used the genre to explore homosexual panic, 1970s movies elaborated the sexuality only hinted at in the thirties, and films of the 1990s indulged the pleasures of consumption. Taking a broad view of the relationships among film, literature, and current events, Sadoff contrasts films not merely with their nineteenth-century source novels but with crucial historical moments in the twentieth century, showing their cultural use in interpreting the present, not just the past.