No 10 (2010)

Dickens and Science

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This issue of 19, guest edited by Holly Furneaux and Ben Winyard, explores Dickens’s myriad engagements with science, including medicine, psychology, forensics, evolutionary thought, palaeontology, ecology, and contested practices such as mesmerism. Participating in the lively revision of earlier accounts of Dickens’s failure to understand and respond to science, this special issue places Dickens at the heart of a peculiarly Victorian, deeply literary, appreciation of the imaginative potential of scientific discovery.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Dickens, Science and the Victorian Literary Imagination Abstract PDF HTML
Ben Winyard, Holly Furneaux
What the Alligator didn't Know: Natural Selection and Love in Our Mutual Friend Abstract PDF HTML
Nicola Bown
All I Believed is True: Dickens under the Influence Abstract PDF HTML
Steven Connor
Dickensian Intemperance: The Representation of the Drunkard in ‘The Drunkard’s Death’ and The Pickwick Papers Abstract PDF HTML
Kostas Makras
Pickwick’s Interpolated Tales and the Examination of Suicide: The Science of an Ending Abstract PDF HTML
Andrew Scott Mangham
Dickens and Science Fiction: A Study of Artificial Intelligence in Great Expectations Abstract PDF HTML
Pete Robert Orford
Dickens in the City: Science, Technology, Ecology in the Novels of Charles Dickens Abstract PDF HTML
John Parham
Dickens, Victorian Mental Sciences and Mnemonic Errancy Abstract PDF HTML
Greta Perletti

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