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Dickens's Laughter: School Reading and Democratic Literature, 1870–1940

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/9780823233526.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter traces how Dickens's novelistic pedagogy and democratic project for popular fiction were institutionalized in the English literature curriculum. It begins by elucidating the stakes of ... More


The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Sarah Winter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What are the sources of the commonly held presumption that reading literature should make people more just, humane, and sophisticated? Rendering literary history responsive to the cultural histories ... More


An Unfounding Father: The Story of Don Luis

Anna Brickhouse

in The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199729722
eISBN:
9780199399307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729722.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Chapter 2 turns to the book’s exemplum of unsettlement, reconstructing the transatlantic and hemispheric dimensions of Don Luis’s itinerant career as recorded in a series of Spanish letters, voyage ... More


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