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    Forthcoming titles in 2019

    White Rose University Press has a growing catalogue of books and journals available to access and download. The next wave of titles will be published in 2019; these include an edited collection examining diverse adaptations of Charles Dickens; a bilingual poetry anthology comprising poems written during and after the Gallipoli Campaign by British, Anzac, and Turkish poets; and a companion volume to the Star Carr books examining finds at the nearby Flixton Island archaeological site. We also have in the works an exploration of the archaeology of human emotion, and a collection of essays on Capability Brown.

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    Dickens After Dickens

    G. K. Chesterton closes his 1906 study of Charles Dickens with ‘A Note on the Future of Dickens’, ending with the enigmatic promise of meeting Dickens and his characters in ‘the tavern at the end of the world’. At a threshold moment for Dickens studies, Chesterton is not only looking back to find Dickens, he is also looking forward.

    The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have continued the quest to ‘find’ Dickens and recapture the characteristically Dickensian. From research into his lasting influence and popularity to a century of film adaptations, Dickens’ legacy has come to encompass an array of conventional and innovative forms.

    Dickens After Dickens – the forthcoming volume to be published by White Rose University Press – will focus on his diverse influence beyond the realm of film adaptation. It will trace Dickensian resonances across the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in areas ranging from architecture and Norwegian literature to video games and neo-Victorian fiction. Edited by Dr Emily Bell (University of York), with chapters contributed by rising and leading scholars in the field, this collection will discuss the continued and evolving influence of Charles Dickens and the nature of his legacy. 


    Picture credits:

    • Charles Dickens portrait c.1860 by unattributed (Heritage Auction Gallery) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons