Dickens and the Divine

Speaker(s): Valentine Cunningham
Date: June 1-5, 2015
Length: 12:32:51
Product ID: RGDL4515S

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An inspection of the fiction of Dickens the social critic, reformer, satirist, moralist, realist, fantast, rooter out of all kinds of evil and crime (inventor of the detective story for England) in two major novels: Great Expectations and Hard Times. (Best and most useful editions are Nortons.)

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Valentine Cunningham is Fellow and Senior Tutor in English Literature at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, University Professor of English at Oxford, and Visiting Professor at the University of Konstanz in Germany. He reviews widely for British and American journals and newspapers including The Observer, and broadcasts regularly for the BBC. He was a judge for the Booker Prize in 1992 and was formerly Regional Chair of the judges for the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Eurasia region.) He has written a number of books including Everywhere Spoken Against: Dissent in the Victorian Novel, British Writers of the Thirties, In The Reading Goal: Postmodernity, Texts, and History and Reading After Theory. BA (Keble College), MA, Dphil(St. John's College).

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