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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 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 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 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 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 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
... Liberalism: An Interpretation for Our Time (2007); and Democracy's Children: Intellectuals and the Rise of Cultural Politics (2002), he is working at the National Humanities Center on a book on secular comedy in the Victorian novel. Anderson Amanda , Bleak Liberalism ( Chicago : U of Chicago...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 428–431.
Published: 01 November 2006
... otherness was not nearly other 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...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2013
... visible details and individual 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...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2013
... significant impurity in the works 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...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 May 2005
... grasped and helped to teach us 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...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 133–134.
Published: 01 May 2005
... modern literary detective, 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...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 297–301.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Frankenstein in the early nineteenth century to Ian 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...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 475–478.
Published: 01 November 2012
...? If one is so irreversibly 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...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Approaches to Teaching Dickens’s Bleak House (2009). James EDWARD ford III is assistant professor at Occidental College. He is currently working on two books. The first is “Thinking through Crisis: Depression-Era Black Literature, Theory, and Politics,” and the second is “Hip-Hop’s Late Style: Liner...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 205–208.
Published: 01 August 2004
.../SPRING 2004 how people 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...
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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...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 May 2005
... be a largely invented tradition" (17). As 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...