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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


Tasso's Art and Afterlives: The Gerusalemme Liberata in England

Jason Lawrence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719090882
eISBN:
9781526128348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This interdisciplinary book examines the literary, artistic and biographical afterlives in England of the great Italian poet Torquato Tasso, from before his death in 1595 to the end of the nineteenth ... More


The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Rowan Wilken and Justin Clemens (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401241
eISBN:
9781474435031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401241.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Georges Perec is widely acknowledged as one of the most important writers of the twentieth century. His far-reaching influence has inspired many fields of creativity, extending far beyond literature ... More


The Mignon Corpus: Preliminary Considerations

Terence Cave

in Mignon's Afterlives: Crossing Cultures from Goethe to the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604807
eISBN:
9780191731624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604807.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

A preliminary analysis of Mignon’s signature song ‘Kennst du das Land’ establishes a narrative and thematic point of departure for the study. A series of different methodological perspectives and ... More


Still at the Margins?: Gospel Women and their Afterlives 1

Christine E. Joynes

in Radical Christian Voices and Practice: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599776
eISBN:
9780191738340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599776.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter highlights some striking examples from the reception history (or afterlives) of the haemorrhaging woman (Mark 5:25–34) and Jairus’s daughter (Mark 5:22–3; 5:35–43) in order to point to ... More


Fiordispina’s English Afterlives: From Harington to Ali Smith

Ita Mac Carthy

in Ariosto, the Orlando Furioso and English Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266502
eISBN:
9780191884221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266502.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This essay examines the fortunes in English literature of one of Ariosto’s minor characters, the Spanish princess Fiordispina. It focuses, in particular, on the very different ways in which English ... 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


Paperwork and Philanthropy: Dickens’s Involvement in Metropolitan Improvement

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/9781474420983.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter analyses Dickensian afterlives in nineteenth-century philanthropic works alongside an investigation of Dickens’s personal involvement in a scheme to improve London’s provision of housing ... 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


Coda: The Afterlives of Reading

John Lurz

in The Death of the Book: Modernist Novels and the Time of Reading

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270972
eISBN:
9780823271023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270972.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The concluding coda returns to the contribution that this account of these modernist texts has for media studies more generally. It makes a claim for the book’s ongoing relevance as precisely an ... More


Conclusion

Robert Nemes

in Another Hungary: The Nineteenth-Century Provinces in Eight Lives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795913
eISBN:
9780804799126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795913.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The conclusion highlights the common themes that join the lives of these men and women: their mobility, education, political engagement, professional achievements, social networks, and local ... More


Posthumous News: The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Justin Clemens and Rowan Wilken

in The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401241
eISBN:
9781474435031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401241.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Georges Perec is considered one of the most significant twentieth century writers. While perhaps best known for his first breakthrough novel Things and his monumental Life A Users Manual and perhaps ... More


The Afterlives of a Writer

David Bellos

in The Afterlives of Georges Perec

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401241
eISBN:
9781474435031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401241.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

When Perec died in 1982 he had published only 17 books and around 50 shorter pieces in periodicals and collective volumes. Over the past thirty years a dozen more books under Perec’s name have ... More


Conclusion

Helena Taylor

in The Lives of Ovid in Seventeenth-Century French Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198796770
eISBN:
9780191838002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198796770.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

The book’s Conclusion takes Ovid’s story beyond French and the early modern to briefly consider its poetic, literary, visual, and historical representations in modern culture. Next, it reviews the ... More


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