Three books on
Dickens and Italy have recently come out that testify to the growing
interest for Dickens and Italy. The first one, The
Victorians and Italy: Literature, Travel, Politics and Art,
edited by Alessandro Vescovi, Luisa Villa and Paul Vita, published by
Polimetrica in 2009 does not deal solely with Dickens, but attempts at
painting the broad picture of the Victorians in Italy, not excluding a
number of papers on Dickens himself.
The second book is
called Dickens and Italy: Little Dorrit and
Pictures from Italy, edited by Michael Hollington and
Francesca Orestano and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in
collection, edited by Catherine Waters, Michael Hollington and
John Jordan, is called Imagining
Italy: Victorian Writers and Travellers, published by
Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2011.
|New collection of essays Dickens's Signs, Readers' Designs: New Bearings in Dickens Criticism, edited by Francesca Orestano and Norbert Lennartz, Foreword by Michael Hollington. Aracne Editrice, 2012.
The eternal life of things, knowledge theory, post-colonial avatars, visual studies, heroines like sexy viragos or un-angelic angels in the house, essays that scan Dickens’s work from the perspective of medical history, animal and poverty studies, flânerie, queer studies, celebration studies, post-Victorian children’s literature and toy studies: these are some of the topics addressed in this book. It is aimed at students and teachers, fans, scholars, cinema goers, critics, and all Dickens lovers, and invites discussion from all of the manifold perspectives at large today.
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