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The Making of a Cultural Myth: Oliver Twist on Screen

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is a case study of the transformation of Oliver Twist into a cultural myth via the screen. It assumes that the text and its mass cultural dissemination are both typical and exceptional ... More


Queer Expectations

Barry McCrea

in In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157636
eISBN:
9780231527330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157636.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the evolution of the figure of the neighbor-disguised-as-stranger and its narrative role across the oeuvre of Charles Dickens, locating the precursor for the queer narrative shift ... More


Twisting the Newgate Tale: Popular Culture, Pleasure and the Politics of Genre

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses popular culture, pleasure, and the politics of genre. The term ‘Newgate’ refers to the famous prison destroyed by fire in 1780 and to The Newgate Calendar; or, The Malefactors' ... More


Conclusion: The Victorian Graphic Classics—Heir of the Victorian Illustrated Book

Catherine J. Golden

in Serials to Graphic Novels: The Evolution of the Victorian Illustrated Book

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062297
eISBN:
9780813053189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062297.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The conclusion looks forward from the Victorian illustrated book to the “graphic classics,” a form of modern popular culture that is arguably the heir of the Victorian illustrated book. Canonical ... More


Setting the Stage: Oliver Twist, Lionel Bart, and Cultural Contexts

Marc Napolitano

in Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199364824
eISBN:
9780199364848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364824.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides context for the emergence of Oliver! by analyzing the musical’s development in the framework of various cultural and theatrical movements. Oliver!’s popularity is rooted in the ... More


Double Exposure

Michael Gibbs Hill

in Lin Shu, Inc.: Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892884
eISBN:
9780199980062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892884.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How do scholars historicize bodies of literary writing? This chapter uses Lin Shu and Wei Yi’s versions of Charles Dickens to reconsider late-Qing “exposure fiction” (qianze xiaoshuo) and the novel ... More


“Oliver! Oliver!”: A Reading

Marc Napolitano

in Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199364824
eISBN:
9780199364848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364824.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents a reading of Oliver!, focusing primarily on the four “love stories” that define the narrative: (1) Oliver’s search for love, (2) Nancy and Sykes’s tragic relationship, ... More


Charles Dickens’s Heroic Victims: Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip

Richard Locke

in Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Charles Dickens's most famous characters, Oliver Twist in The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress (1837–39), David Copperfield in The Personal History of ... More


From Udolpho to Spitalfields: Mapping Gothic London

Mighall Robert

in A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction: Mapping History' Nightmares

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262182
eISBN:
9780191698835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262182.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the influence of Charles Dickens and G. W. M. Reynolds on the changes in the Gothic fiction landscape in England during the mid-Victorian period. It suggests that the works of ... More


The Pleasures of Memory, Part II: Epitaphic Reading and Cultural Memory

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter begins by investigating Dickens's creation of narrative plots around the functions of the associative memory in Sketches by Boz and Nicholas Nickleby. Focusing in turn on Oliver Twist, ... More


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