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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... lie latent in the length itself of the triple-decker novel? A reading of Bleak House suggests that its expansive form specifically allowed Dickens to represent multiple social, economic, and institutional networks. Linking the many characters in Bleak House is a dense overlapping of networked...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... for ecocriticism, which has often privileged immersive experience and a relatively simplistic view of the referentiality of language, particularly realism, known as “ecomimesis.” Reading Charles Dickens's Bleak House alongside the artificial climates contained in Victorian glasshouses, this article...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
...David Ben-Merre Charles Dickens's Bleak House depicts the changing epistemologies of the nineteenth century, celebrating the emergent figure of the detective and a verifiable inductive method as the dominant mode of knowledge production. At the climax of the novel, however, this epistemology is...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Tyson Stolte This article reads Dickens's fascination with rotting bodily matter in Bleak House as a response to mid-Victorian psychological debates about the nature of mind and the possibility of immortality. Critics have tended to treat the novel's fixation on such matter as primarily a product...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
... “obliterate” social cohesion or at least make its incoherence legible? This essay turns to Charles Dickens's Bleak House to think about the negative aspect of the novel's involvement in the horizon of legibility of social relations. It focuses on the novel's representation of mud—both as the abject material...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
... surprisingly extensive antebellum engagement with Bleak House on the part of African Americans and abolitionists, I show how such a combination of methods enables us to tease out the determinants, mechanics, and implications of readerly identification and appropriation across racial and national lines. African...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Emily Steinlight This article demonstrates both the formal logic and the political stakes of Dickens's refusal to solve the problem his narratives create: the condition of a vast multitude that the impersonal narrator of Bleak House only half-ironically terms “supernumeraries.” Applied to “the...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
... American republic by comparing the spread of information to the spread of yellow fever. Unlike other novels that focus on the spread of contagious disease (such as Dickens's Bleak House ), Arthur Mervyn refuses to trace a clear path of transmission from person to person. Instead, the randomness of the...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2018
...John McGowan Anderson Amanda , Bleak Liberalism ( Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2016 ), pp. 192 , cloth, $75.00 . Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 Bleak is rarely an adjective of approbation. But I think Amanda Anderson intends it so in her new book Bleak Liberalism . Only “I think...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 428–431.
Published: 01 November 2006
... enough (3l'his suspicion or anxiety leads to the "uncanny return of colonial otherness" (3)-a return apparent in the works of domestic novelists and social critics. The book con- tains chapter-length readings of Jane Eyre and The Egoist, Bleak House, The Moonstone, and Meredith's 1894 Lord...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2013
... storylines are part of a larger canvas in which everything might connect meaningfully” (113). Bleak House is but one of the novels that contributed to what Agathocleous presents as a cross-media endeavor to portray London as if it were the world. Urban Realism opens with a glance at Henry Mayhew’s...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that interest Arac is a form of dia- lectical memory, a refusal of censure and exclusion. Thus, in Little Dorrit, “Dickens keeps always in sight the pathology of the high Victorian moment,” and “Bleak House is full of both disease and mysterious spirits” (37, 85). The pathology is the distortion...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 May 2005
... what we now see is carefully expressed in their novels? And certainly, no one could deny it after Hack's elegant demonstrations of how Henry Esmond, Bleak House, No Name, and Daniel Derondn complexly interweave the multiple modalities that today go by the narne of materiality. Nonetheless, I...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 133–134.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., like those of the modem police, are in Britain's imperial projects, as well as in attempts to rethink the nature of state power. As she shows in Chapter 2, "the first fully-imagined English detective is not found in Bleak House or Baker Street, but rather in India" (22). It was the suppression...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 297–301.
Published: 01 August 2011
... McEwan’s Atonement in the late twentieth century. (Chapters are dedicated in between to Dickens’s Bleak House, Forster’s A Passage to India, Woolf’s The Waves, and Lessing’s The Golden Notebook, and a coda moves beyond the novel to examine Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane.) Jackson defines the novel as...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 475–478.
Published: 01 November 2012
... disillusioned with human beings, is the appropriate response not something like a resigned sigh or a sad shake of the head, rather than—of all things—a novel? It is not that I have trouble believing that Hardy’s outlook on the human race was bleak. After all, this is the man who, at the age of twenty...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 November 2013
... throughout the long nineteenth century. GORDON BIGELOW is T. K. Young Associate Professor of English at Rhodes College in Memphis, Ten- nessee. He is the author of Fiction, Famine, and the Rise of Economics (2003) and coeditor with John O. Jordan of Approaches to Teaching Dickens’s Bleak House (2009...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 August 2017
... gallery) had become by the time of Bleak House . Everyone, it seems, was a collector, to the extent that such collection and its significance for particular scenes and textual moments have so far largely eluded critical attention. The book's first chapter describes the way Dickens's reviewers made use of...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Buzard moves from Scott to Dickens's Bleak House (1852), nar- rative form responds to external colonization and Empire. Written as the Crystal Palace displays objects from all over the world and subordinates kern to its own economic logic, Bleak House argues against turning ones gaze outside...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 205–208.
Published: 01 August 2004
... behave in the market. Economics, then, is the result of a paradigm shift in the understanding of discourse and its relation to subjectivity. The two chapters on fiction read Dickens's Bleak House and Gaskell's novels as further instances of this "total reorientation of economic concepts'' (182...