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The Resource Charles Dickens as an agent of change, edited by Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker

Charles Dickens as an agent of change, edited by Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker

Label
Charles Dickens as an agent of change
Title
Charles Dickens as an agent of change
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The volume comes out of a 2010 Dickens conference at the editors' institution and brings together deceased, senior, mid-career, and a couple of junior Dickens scholars from the Anglophone and German literary critical traditions. During his career as a writer and a public figure, Charles Dickens witnessed unprecedented social and economic changes, becoming ever more dissatisfied with English society as a whole. His works, bursting with restless energy and protean style, registered and commented on the ceaseless changes in the Victorian world. As a documentarian, a melodramatist, a satirist, and a crusading moralist, Dickens both chronicled the transformations around him and advocated for radical changes to British laws and attitudes in order to minimize the malign impact of modern industrial capitalism. Bringing together an international group of Dickens scholars, this volume highlights the many ways in which the notion of change has found entry into and is negotiated within Dickens's works. The contributors explore Dickens as an agent of change in four aspects: social change, political and ideological change, literary change, and cultural change. In an afterword, Edgar Rosenberg adds a personal account of how Dickens changed the life of one eminent Dickensian"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4592.S58
LC item number
C48 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1966-
  • 1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Frenk, Joachim
  • Steveker, Lena
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Literature and society
  • Social problems in literature
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Literature and society
  • Political and social views
  • Social problems in literature
  • England
Label
Charles Dickens as an agent of change, edited by Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Papers originally presented at a conference held in June 2010 at Universität des Saarlandes
  • "Originally published in 2015 by AMS Press, Inc."--Title page verso
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
Repetitions and reversals : patterns for social change in Pickwick papers / Jerome Meckier -- Revolutions : alternate routes to social change in Bleak house / Joel J. Brattin -- Dickens, society, and art : change in Dickens's view of effecting social reform / Robert Heaman -- The world changing Dickens, Dickens changing the world / Bert Hornback -- Parrots, birds of prey, and snorting cattle : Dickens's Whig agenda / David Paroissien -- The tremendous potency of the small : Dickens, the individual, and social change in a post-America, post-catastrophist age / Nancy Aycock Metz -- Money, power, and appearance in Dombey and son / Michael Hollington -- The passing of the Pickwick moment / Malcolm Andrews -- The chimes and the rhythm of life / Matthias Bauer -- Radical Dickens : Dickens and the tradition of romantic radicalism / Norbert Lennartz -- Modern characters in the late novels of Charles Dickens / Herbert Foltinek -- The cultural politics of Dickens's Hard times / Doris Feldmann -- Conjuring Dickens : magic, intellectual property, and The old curiosity shop / Christopher Pittard -- Popular Dickens : changing Bleak house for the East End stage / Chris Louttit -- The frozen deep : Gad's Hill, June-July 1857 / Robert Tracy -- How to read Dickens in English : a last retrospect / Edgar Rosenberg
Control code
1055263386
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781501736278
Lccn
2018047983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055263386
Label
Charles Dickens as an agent of change, edited by Joachim Frenk and Lena Steveker
Publication
Note
  • Papers originally presented at a conference held in June 2010 at Universität des Saarlandes
  • "Originally published in 2015 by AMS Press, Inc."--Title page verso
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
Repetitions and reversals : patterns for social change in Pickwick papers / Jerome Meckier -- Revolutions : alternate routes to social change in Bleak house / Joel J. Brattin -- Dickens, society, and art : change in Dickens's view of effecting social reform / Robert Heaman -- The world changing Dickens, Dickens changing the world / Bert Hornback -- Parrots, birds of prey, and snorting cattle : Dickens's Whig agenda / David Paroissien -- The tremendous potency of the small : Dickens, the individual, and social change in a post-America, post-catastrophist age / Nancy Aycock Metz -- Money, power, and appearance in Dombey and son / Michael Hollington -- The passing of the Pickwick moment / Malcolm Andrews -- The chimes and the rhythm of life / Matthias Bauer -- Radical Dickens : Dickens and the tradition of romantic radicalism / Norbert Lennartz -- Modern characters in the late novels of Charles Dickens / Herbert Foltinek -- The cultural politics of Dickens's Hard times / Doris Feldmann -- Conjuring Dickens : magic, intellectual property, and The old curiosity shop / Christopher Pittard -- Popular Dickens : changing Bleak house for the East End stage / Chris Louttit -- The frozen deep : Gad's Hill, June-July 1857 / Robert Tracy -- How to read Dickens in English : a last retrospect / Edgar Rosenberg
Control code
1055263386
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781501736278
Lccn
2018047983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055263386

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