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The Resource Dickens's forensic realism : truth, bodies, evidence, Andrew Mangham

Dickens's forensic realism : truth, bodies, evidence, Andrew Mangham

Label
Dickens's forensic realism : truth, bodies, evidence
Title
Dickens's forensic realism
Title remainder
truth, bodies, evidence
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Mangham
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dickens{u2019}s Forensic Realism: Truth, Bodies, Evidence by Andrew Mangham is one of the first studies to bring the medical humanities to bear on the work of Dickens. Turning to the field of forensic medicine (or medical jurisprudence), Mangham uncovers legal and medical contexts for Dickens{u2019}s ideas that result in new readings of novels, short stories, and journalism by this major Victorian author. Dickens{u2019}s Forensic Realism argues that the rich and unstable nature of truth and representation in Dickens owes much to the ideas and strategies of a forensic Victorian age, obsessed with questioning the relationship between clues and truths, evidences and answers. As Mangham shows, forensic medicine grew out of a perceived need to understand things with accuracy, leaning in part on the range of objectivities that inspired the inorganic sciences. At the same time, it had the burden of assisting the law in convicting the guilty and in exonerating the innocent. Practitioners of forensic medicine were uniquely mindful of unwanted variables such as human error and the vagaries of interpretation. In readings of Oliver Twist, Our Mutual Friend, Bleak House, The Pickwick Papers, Great Expectations, and Dickens{u2019}s early journalism, Mangham demonstrates that these questions about signification, perception, and reality are central to the stylistic complexities and playful tone often associated with Dickens. Moreover, the medico-legal context of Dickens{u2019}s fiction illuminates the richness and profundity, style and impact of Dicken{u2019}s narratives
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mangham, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dead in literature
  • Death in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Medicine in literature
  • Medical jurisprudence
  • Dead in literature
  • Death in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Medical jurisprudence
  • Medicine in literature
  • Medicine in literature
  • Medical jurisprudence
Label
Dickens's forensic realism : truth, bodies, evidence, Andrew Mangham
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780814213247
Lccn
2016036321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957656306
Label
Dickens's forensic realism : truth, bodies, evidence, Andrew Mangham
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780814213247
Lccn
2016036321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957656306

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