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Austen writing Bristol: The city and signification in Northanger Abbey and Emma (2015)
Journal Article
Ballinger, G. (2015). Austen writing Bristol: The city and signification in Northanger Abbey and Emma

This essay suggests that Austen’s portrayal of Bristol in her fiction has two specific functions. First, it underscores her topographical realism: the references to the city and its immediate environs show how her novels are set in the recognizably r... Read More about Austen writing Bristol: The city and signification in Northanger Abbey and Emma.

Countering the “contract-bargain”: Credit, debt, and the moral economy in David Copperfield (2015)
Journal Article
Ballinger, G. (2015). Countering the “contract-bargain”: Credit, debt, and the moral economy in David Copperfield. Dickens Studies Annual, 46(1), 167-184. https://doi.org/10.7756/dsa.046.007/167-84

This essay argues that personal credit and debt relations play a vital role in David Copperfield. David's circle of family and friends is economically interdependent; the way this group functions does not endorse the concept of the possessive individ... Read More about Countering the “contract-bargain”: Credit, debt, and the moral economy in David Copperfield.

Dickens, phantoms and "psychic projection": The haunted house (2012)
Book Chapter
Ballinger, G. (2012). Dickens, phantoms and "psychic projection": The haunted house. In J. De Gay, & R. Whitney (Eds.), Victorian Spiritualities ( Leeds Centre Working Papers in Victorian Studies), 56-65. Leeds Trinity University College

Haunting the law: Aspects of gothic in Dickens's fiction (2008)
Journal Article
Ballinger, G. (2008). Haunting the law: Aspects of gothic in Dickens's fiction. Gothic Studies, 10(2), 35-50

In recent years Dickens's use of Gothic has been the focus of some diverse and absorbing critical interpretations. This paper seeks to address in more detail the ways in which Gothic features in Dickens's various responses to the law in his work. Sce... Read More about Haunting the law: Aspects of gothic in Dickens's fiction.

'The old curiosity shop' (2008)
Book Chapter
Ballinger, G. (2008). 'The old curiosity shop'. In D. Paroissien (Ed.), A Companion to Charles Dickens, 328-337. Blackwell

From madmen to vampires: Dickens's gothic law (2003)
Book Chapter
Ballinger, G. (2003). From madmen to vampires: Dickens's gothic law. In K. Sayer, & R. Mitchell (Eds.), Victorian Gothic (Leeds Centre Working Papers in Victorian Studies), 12-22. Leeds Trinity University College

Adapting Austen "for the new generation:" ITV's 2007 Trilogy Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion
Book Chapter
Ballinger, G. (2018). Adapting Austen "for the new generation:" ITV's 2007 Trilogy Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. In L. Hopkins (Ed.), After Austen: Reinventions, Revisitings, RewritingsPalgrave

This essay compares the female protagonists in the British television network ITV’s 2007 film adaptations of Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park and Persuasion to the original characters in Austen’s novels. Each film strives to create what Penny Gay cal... Read More about Adapting Austen "for the new generation:" ITV's 2007 Trilogy Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.


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