Publication 2014 : un des ouvrages


Charles Dickens, Modernism, Modernity (Vol. 1)

[ Volume II ]

CHARLES DICKENS, MODERNISM, MODERNITY

VOLUME I — URBAN MODERNITY ; MODERNITY IN / AND MOTION


Christine HUGUET, Nathalie VANFASSE (dir.)


Charles Dickens, Modernism, Modernity examines the reasons why Dickens's fiction, this "flowing and mixed substance called Dickens", as Chesterton once said, became straightaway — and forever, it would seem — a world landmark.
Seeking to uncover some of the secret springs of the great novelist's timeless, mythical fiction, the essays collected in these volumes mirror the current variety of theoretical approaches to the intriguing question of Dickens's receptiveness to the modern. They began life as presentations given at the Centre Culturel International de Cerisy-la-Salle, France's premier site for conferences on Arts and Humanities. The greatest writers and thinkers have been honoured there for over a century : it is precisely on account of its tradition of engagement with the avant-garde and the to-dayish that Cerisy was felt to be the ideal venue, in the run-up to the bicentenary of Dickens's birth, for a debate over where to locate the temporal and aesthetic standards delineating the great Victorian writer's modernity, and over how much these standards reveal about our own values and sense of the up-to-date.
Providing an attractive snapshot of recent Dickens scholarship, these two "Colloque de Cerisy" volumes contribute to invigorate the very active international and interdisciplinary field of Dickens studies.
Volume 1 examines how Dickens's representation of life's epic as rooted in contemporary reality gives him access to the poetical within the historical, the eternal within the transitory.


Ouvrage issu d'un colloque de Cerisy (2011) [en savoir plus]
Disponible à Cerisy aux Amis de Pontigny-Cerisy [n°504]

CARACTÉRISTIQUES

Éditeur : Éditions du Sagittaire

Collection : Histoire littéraire

ISBN : 978-2-917202-26-5

Nombre de pages : 232 p.

Prix public : 20,00 €

Année d'édition : 2014

Chaplin (Charlie), Dickens (Charles), Histoire littéraire, Littérature anglaise, Modernité, Woolf (Virginia)

Acknowledgements

Notes on Contributors

Introduction : Dickens and the "wine of Life", Christine HUGUET & Nathalie VANFASSE

I. URBAN MODERNITY

Charles Dickens Citoyen de Paris, Michael HOLLINGTON

Two Londoners : Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf, Francesca ORESTANO

Longing and the Dickensian City : Place, Popularity and the Past, Juliet JOHN

II. MODERNITY IN / AND MOTION

Internationalising Dickens : Little Dorrit Reconsidered, Robert L. PATTEN

Charles Dickens and some Urban Legends in Twentieth-Century Bulgaria, Vladimir TRENDAFILOV

Mobility and Modernity : reading Barnaby Rudge, Wendy PARKINS

Dickens and Chaplin : "The Tramp", Gillian PIGGOTT

Dingley Dell : Pickwick Papers' Lieu de Mémoire, Andrew BALLANTYNE