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Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Dickens and Demolition is the first study to trace and measure the material impact of Charles Dickens’s fiction in London’s built environment. The book analyses debates surrounding large-scale ... More


The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016

Alison Garden

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621815
eISBN:
9781800341678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621815.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This groundbreaking study explores the literary afterlives of Ireland’s most enigmatic, shape-shifting and controversial son: Roger Casement. A seminal human rights activist, a key figure in the ... More


Literary afterlives and Casement’s queer ghost

Alison Garden

in The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621815
eISBN:
9781800341678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621815.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction establishes the historical, cultural and theoretical contexts and frameworks that guide the monograph. While the aim of this study is to engage with and entertain the illuminating ... More


Epilogue: A New Arabian Nights

Melissa Dickson

in Cultural Encounters with the Arabian Nights in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474443647
eISBN:
9781474477055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443647.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The brief epilogue to this volume offers some concluding thoughts on the process by which the Arabian Nights was absorbed into British literature and culture. It then identifies the emergence of a ... More


Introduction

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Sentimental obituaries published after Charles Dickens’s death in 1870 remark that phrases and characters from his fiction “[mingle] with our daily converse and our daily life” (Glasgow Herald, 11 ... More


Charles Dickens and Metropolitan Improvements

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

For readers who are unfamiliar with the historical contexts underpinning London’s improvement in the mid-nineteenth century, Chapter 1 offers an account of the processes and problems of improvement ... More


Dickensian Afterlives and the Demolition of Field Lane

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Field Lane was envisioned as a nexus of crime, overcrowding, foreignness, social unrest and insanitary conditions in representations of the district in multiple media and contexts in the ... More


From Sanitary Reform to Cultural Memory: The Case of Jacob’s Island

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that we can track Dickensian afterlives in both the cultural processes by which cultural memories of Jacob’s Island have been constructed, and the processes that drove its ... More


Coda

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Coda offers a reprise of the book’s the central arguments. Namely, that Dickens’s legacies can be traced in surprising, physical effects in London’s built environment. By exploring polymodal ... More


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