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Dickens and the Italians in 'Pictures from Italy'

Authors: Cubeta, Germana

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  • Unites two burgeoning fields of academic inquiry: Charles Dickens studies and travel writing
  • Uses a corpus linguistics methodology
  • Offers a fresh interpretation of Dickens' Pictures From Italy
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This work explores Dickens’s perception of Italy as it appears in the travel book Pictures from Italy. Corpus methodologies, alongside the notion of intersectionality, display the writer’s multi-faceted interpretation of the Italians and his efforts to highlight their multidimensionality and heterogeneity. The book debates that Pictures from Italy departs from conventions – it investigates the function of travel in the construction of Italian identity and discusses Dickens’s relationship with Italy. Corpus linguistics methodologies analyse the language of the book and shed newlight on the relationship between body language and culture.

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Germana Cubeta is Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Messina, Italy. Her research interests revolve around Dickens, travel writing and the use of corpus linguistic tools for identifying meaning in literary texts. Her works include Dickens in Italia: uno studio linguistico computazionale di Pictures from Italy (2017) and Dickens and Italian Complexity in Pictures from Italy as Class Inscribed in Body and Gesture (2021).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dickens and the Italians in 'Pictures from Italy'
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47429-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47429-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47428-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 110
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