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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


Introduction: Dickens and the Pleasures of 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/9780823233526.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Introduction reviews the critical controversies after Dickens's death about his representative Englishness and influence on readers. It defines the book's focus on theories of serial memory in ... More


Serial Fiction and the Novel

Jared Gardner

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the publication of American novels as serial fiction in magazines, newspapers, and story-papers from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries. After providing a ... More


‘Full of pretty stories’: Fiction in the Lady’s Magazine (1770–1832)

Jenny DiPlacidi

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Magazine fiction in eighteenth-century periodical publications such as the Lady’s Magazine has, on the whole, been disparaged as unoriginal, derivative work produced by amateurs. Jenny DiPlacidi’s ... More


American Readers and Their Novels

Amy L. Blair

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the central debates over the very nature of reading the novel in the period from 1870 to 1940. It considers the kinds of books that people read or should read, how reading for ... More


“Straight Talk, and Quick Talk”: Conversation as a Politic in Modern Suffrage Fiction

Mary Chapman

in Making Noise, Making News: Suffrage Print Culture and U.S. Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199988297
eISBN:
9780199368600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988297.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter traces the trope of conversation as collective voice in modern suffrage fiction. It examines how dialogue, both thematic and formal, works to enhance the public sphere, using as a case ... More


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