Reading Dickens Differently

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Abstract

Many challenges have arisen recently to traditional ways of reading texts. Scholars like Todorov, Compagnon, Jouve, Macherey and Picard have posed poignant questions: What is literature for? Why do we study it? What are the gaps to be filled? How is it a form of game-playing? These essays seek to explore how Dickens’s texts may be radically reconceived. Strategies include digital projects; innovative editions; an exploration of anomalies, and incoherencies, and absences; and the provision of more ‘complete’ texts. Such investigations may offer exciting new possibilities for engagement, redefinition, and liberation, to aid in the rescue mission of a seemingly imperilled form.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISBN (Print)9781119602224
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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Charles Dickens
Rescue
Anomaly
Redefinition
Liberation

Keywords

  • Dickens, Charles
  • Reading practices
  • Theoretical approaches

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Litvack, L. (2019). Reading Dickens Differently. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
Litvack, Leon. / Reading Dickens Differently. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.
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