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Dickensian Landscapes

Sous la direction de Marie-Amélie COSTE, Christine HUGUET et Nathalie VANFASSE

Dans le numéro de juin 2016 de la revue électronique du CEMRA "Représentations"

Date de parution : juin 2016

Dickensian Landscapes

Though Dickens is best known for his unique characters, he is also associated with unforgettable descriptions of London. These memorable cityscapes will be used here as a springboard to conduct an in-depth analysis of Dickensian landscapes in general. In the wake of Malcolm Andrews’s study of Landscape and Western Art, the word landscape is understood here as a twofold process in which land is not just perceived as landscape but actually built into art ; in other words landscape is defined here as land “aesthetically processed” (Andrews 1, 7), or to paraphrase Simon Schama in Landscape and Memory, as a way of elaborating on land as raw matter (10). It is this complex construction of landscapes—which in this instance are made of words—that the following collection of articles brings to light.

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Introduction : Dickensian Landscapes

Marie-Amélie Coste, Christine Huguet, Nathalie Vanfasse

Foreword : Dickens, Landscape and Memory

Paul Schlicke, William F. Long

1. Constructing Land into Landscape

Dickens and Modern Landscape Painting

Marianne Camus

Dickens’s Pioneering Rhetoric of Landscape

Nathalie Jaëck, Xavier Amelot

Journeys through Nature : Dickens, Anti-Pastoralism and the Country

Mark Frost

2. Landscapes and the Mind

Uncanny Connected Vessels : the Country and the City in Bleak House

Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay

Dickensian Dreamscapes Sara Gazo

3. Man, Place and Landscape

Dickensian Liminal Ports and Issues of Ambiguous or Hybrid National Identity : Boston and Boulogne

Diana C. Archibald

Dickens and Thanatourism

James John Cutler

Charles Dickens : The Romantic Heritage and the Victorians’ Challenge of Ecology

Norbert Lennartz

Afterword : Dickens and the Landscapes of the New World

Michael Slater

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