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The Year in Dickens:
A Critical Narrative Survey of Scholarship on Charles Dickens—2011

By Elizabeth Bridgham

ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64489-5
$78.50 (Forthcoming)

ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64489-5
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AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 59

Surveying the full spectrum of scholarship on Dickens published in 2011, 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 2011 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
Life Writing
General Studies
Influences on Dickens; Dickens’s Influence: Intertextualities
Performance and Adaptation
Places and Spaces: Geography, Internationalism, and the Urban Imagination
Material Culture and Publication
Reading, Writing, Textuality
Inner Lives: Psychology, Philosophy, Religion
Social Institutions and Issues: Capitalism, Law, Politics
Science and Technology
Gender and Sexuality, Family and Children
Works Cited