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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Echoing Dickens : Three Rewritings of Great Expectations
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'Charles Dickens' Great Expectations enjoys masterpiece status in the history of English literature. This paper discusses two twentieth-century novels which use Dickens as a central pretext. Peter Cary's Jack Maggs (1997) is a postmodernist rewriting of Dickens. The novel reconstructs the text from the returning convict's point of view and adds a metafictional aspect with the introduction of Dickens' 'alter ego' character Tobias Oates.'

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    y separately published work icon Semiotic Encounters : Text, Image and Trans-Nation Sarah Sackel (editor), Walter Gobel (editor), Noha Hamdy (editor), Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2009 Z1674059 2009 anthology criticism 'Semiotic Encounters: Text, Image and Trans-Nation aims at opening up scholarly debates on the contemporary challenges of Intertextuality in its various intersections with postcolonial studies and visual culture. Commencing with three theoretical contributions, which work towards the creation of frameworks under which intertextuality can be (re)viewed today, the volume then explores textual and visual encounters in a number of case studies. Commencing with three theoretical contributions, which work towards the creation of frameworks under which Intertextuality can be (re) viewed today, the volume then explores textual and visual encounters in a number of case studies. While (a) the dimension of the intertextual in the traditional sense (as specified eg by Genette) and (b) the widening of the concept towards visual and digital culture govern the structure of the volume, questions of the transnational and/or postcolonial form a recurrent subtext. While (a) the dimension of the intertextual in the traditional sense (eg as specified by Genette) and (b) the widening of the concept towards visual and digital culture govern the structure of the volume, questions of the transnational and / or postcolonial form A recurrent subtext. (Publisher's blurb) Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2009 pg. 119-135
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