Publication 2014 : un des ouvrages


Charles Dickens, Modernism, Modernity (Vol. 2)

[ Volume I ]

CHARLES DICKENS, MODERNISM, MODERNITY

VOLUME II — THE LIFE OF THINGS ; DICKENS THE THINKER ; MYSTERIES OF THE SELF ; TOWARDS A MODERNIST AESTHETICS ?


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 2 explores how Dickens transforms the everyday into the extraordinary, thus addressing moments of modernity as timeless metaphysical self-questionings.


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

CARACTÉRISTIQUES

Éditeur : Éditions du Sagittaire

Collection : Histoire littéraire

ISBN : 978-2-917202-27-2

Nombre de pages : 266 p.

Prix public : 20,00 €

Année d'édition : 2014

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

III. THE LIFE OF THINGS

The Topicality of Sketches by Boz, Paul SCHLICKE & William F. LONG

The Ends of Privacy : Dickens, Strange, Collins, David ELLISON

Dickens, Sexuality and the Body or, Clock Loving : Master Humphrey's Queer Objects of Desire, Holly FURNEAUX

IV. DICKENS THE THINKER

"The Philosophy of the Thubject" : Hard Times and the Reasoning Animal, John BOWEN

The French Gentleman's Grin : Allusion, Intellectual History, and Narratography in Our Mutual Friend, Lawrence FRANK

Dickens and the Voices of History, David PAROISSIEN

V. MYSTERIES OF THE SELF

Dickens and the Exploding World : Self and Others in Great Expectations, Dominic RAINSFORD

Dickens and the Post-Modern Self : Fragmentation, Authority and Death, Natalie McKNIGHT

Mania and Melancholia in David Copperfield : Dora Spenlow and Uriah Heep, Adina CIUGUREANU

Dickens and the Jews / The Jews and Dickens : The Instability of Identity, Murray BAUMGARTEN

Plotting (in) Barnaby Rudge, Michal Peled GINSBURG

VI. TOWARDS A MODERNIST AESTHETIC ?

Dickens and Ambiguity : The Case of A Tale of Two Cities, Matthias BAUER & Angelika ZIRKER

Human, Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral ? Crossovers between Organic and Inorganic Matter in Our Mutual Friend, Valerie KENNEDY

Narrative Closure in David Copperfield and Bleak House, John O. JORDAN