Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood: Mapping the World in Household Words by Sabine Clemm, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood: Mapping the World in Household Words

Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood: Mapping the World in Household Words

by Sabine Clemm
     
 

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Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood examines Charles Dickens’ weekly family magazine Household Words in order to develop a detailed picture of how the journal negotiated, asserted and simultaneously deconstructed Englishness as a unified (and sometimes unifying) mode of expression. It offers close readings of a wide range of materials

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Dickens, Journalism, and Nationhood examines Charles Dickens’ weekly family magazine Household Words in order to develop a detailed picture of how the journal negotiated, asserted and simultaneously deconstructed Englishness as a unified (and sometimes unifying) mode of expression. It offers close readings of a wide range of materials that self-consciously focus on the nature of England as well as the relationship between Britain and the European continent, Ireland, and the British colonies. Starting with the representation and classification of identities that took place within the framework of the Great Exhibition of 1851, it suggests that the journal strives for a model of the world in concentric circles, spiraling outward from the metropolitan center of London. Despite this apparent orderliness, however, each of the national or regional categories constructed by the journal also resists and undermines such a clear-cut representation.

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"This carefully researched study will interest both scholars of 19th-century history and Dickens spcialists." - J.D. Vann, emeritus, University of North Texas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135904067
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Series:
Studies in Major Literary Authors
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
260
File size:
960 KB

Meet the Author

Sabine Clemm lectures on the nineteenth-century novel, culture, and poetry at the University of Southampton.

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