Dickens is second only to Shakespeare in the range and intensity of critical discussion which his work has provoked. His writing is central to literature and culture across the English-speaking world. In this important new anthology, Steven Connor gathers together representative examples of the range of new critical approaches to Dickens over the last two decades.
1. Introduction. 2. Peter Brooks: Repitition, Repression and Return: The Plotting of Great Expectations 3. J Hillis Miller: Dicken's Bleak House. 4. Christoppher D Morris: The Bad Faith of Pip's Bad Faith: Deconstructing Great Expectations. 5. Mikhail Bakhtin: Heteroglossia in the Novel: Little Dorrit. 6. Roger Fowler: Polyphony and Problematic in Hard Times. 7. .Jeremy Tambling: Prison-Bound: Dickens and Foucault Great Expectations.
8. D A Miller: Discipline in Different Voices: Bureaucracy, Police, Family and Bleak House. 9. Terry Eagleton: Ideology and Literary Form: Charles Dickens. 10. Jane Ferguson Carr: Writing as a Woman: Dickens, Hard Times and Feminine Discourses. 11. Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: Homophobia, Misogyny and Capital: Our Mutual Friend.
12. John Kucich: Repression and Representation: Dicken's General Economy, Our Mutual Friend. 13. Steven Connor Space, Place and the Body of Riot in Barnaby Rudge. Further Reading. Index