Charles Dickens : Transnational Responses and Cultural Imaginaries

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to World Literature
EditorsKen Seigneurie
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Volume4
ISBN (Electronic)9781118635193
ISBN (Print)9781118993187
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

Abstract

In this chapter, I first discuss the rise of interest in Charles Dickens's worldwide presence and relate it to the “global” turn in Dickens scholarship and Victorian studies more generally. I then draw upon existing research on related topics and my own study on the publication and circulation of Dickensian texts in early twentieth‐century China and Hong Kong in order to explore how diverse creative and critical responses to his work in specific sociocultural contexts at particular moments of history contribute to his international stature. It places particular emphasis on the ways in which the realism that Dickens's works purportedly embody – such as his portrayal of the urban experience and his engagement with contemporary social issues – have become a source of imagination and, at times, inspiration for those who confront the question of modernity – in its various manifestations – in their own space and time.

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Charles Dickens : Transnational Responses and Cultural Imaginaries. / Lee, Klaudia Hiu Yen.

A Companion to World Literature. ed. / Ken Seigneurie. Vol. 4 Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)