Abstract

This essay surveys the 2016 scholarship on Dickens, summarizing over 150 monographs, collections, book chapters, and journal articles. The essay's twelve sections emphasize major areas of scholarly interest: General Studies; The Environment; The Transnational; Religion and Morality; Bodies and Things; Gender and Sexuality; Genre and Form; Linguistics; Periodical Culture, Popular Culture, and Authorship; Adaptation; Pedagogy; and Biography. As this list demonstrates, recent Dickens studies encompass a variety of contemporary thematic preoccupations and methodologies. In 2016, research informed by environmental and transnational approaches was especially vibrant.

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