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Imagining the Penitentiary : Fiction and the Architecture of the Mind in Eighteenth-century England - John Bender

Imagining the Penitentiary

Fiction and the Architecture of the Mind in Eighteenth-century England

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Published: 1st January 1987
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This brilliant and insightful contribution to cultural studies investigates the role of literature--particularly the novel--and visual arts in the development of institutions. Arguing the attitudes expressed in narrative literature and art between 1719 and 1779 helped bring about the change from traditional prisons to penitentiaries, John Bender offers studies of "Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, The Beggar's Opera," Hogarth's "Progresses, Jonathan Wild," and "Amelia" as well as illustrations from prison literature, art, and architecture in support of his thesis.

Illustrations and Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Prison and the Novel as Cultural Systems
The Novel and the Rise of the Penitentiary: Moll Flandersand Robinson Crusoe3. The City and the Rise of the Penitentiary: A Journal of the Plague Year4. Generic Conflict and Reformist Discourse in Gay and Hogarth
Narration and ""Civil Power"": Jonathan Wildin Fielding's Career
Fielding and the Juridical Novel
The Aesthetic of Isolation as Social System
The Absorptive Tableau and the Public Execut
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ISBN: 9780226042299
ISBN-10: 0226042294
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 1st January 1987
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 16.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Type: New edition