Publication 2014 : un des ouvrages
[ 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]
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