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The Year in Dickens:
A Critical Narrative Survey of Scholarship on Charles Dickens—2010

By Nancy Aycock Metz

LC 2013013610
ISBN-10: 0-404-64486-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64486-4

AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 56

Surveying the full spectrum of scholarship on Dickens published in 2010, this volume captures the encyclopedic range of methods, subjects, and theoretical approaches currently being applied to Dickens’s biography, letters, journalism, novels, and ephemera in articles, books, and adaptations.

The year 2010 was a big one for Dickens scholarship, producing a quantity of research worthy of a volume-length review, while contributing discoveries and arguments certain to possess enduring value in our continuing conversations about Dickens’s literary legacies.


Scope and Structure of Survey
Biography, History, and Reference
Dickens the Writer/Dickens and His Readers
Sources, Influences, Intertextual Engagements
Language, Style, Narrative, Genre
Gender, Domesticity, Children, and Education
Social Class, Economics, Politics, and the Law
Urban and Cosmopolitan Contexts
Science, Technology, and the Arts
Ethical, Philosophical, and Religious Approaches
Dickens and Adaptation
Works Cited

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Metz, Nancy Aycock.
The year in Dickens : a critical narrative survey of scholarship on Charles Dickens 2010 / Nancy Aycock Metz.
     p. cm. — (AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, ISSN 0196-657X ; no. 56)
     Includes bibliographical references and index.
     ISBN 978-0-404-64486-4 (cloth : acid-free paper)
     1. Dickens, Charles, 1812–1870—Criticism and interpretation.
     2. Dickens, Charles, 1812–1870—Influence
     I. Title.
PR4588.M48 2013
823'.8—dc23                                                       2013013610