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Eating in Dickens and Gogol

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Material Information

Title: Eating in Dickens and Gogol Social Communion or Spiritual Lack
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Pagano, Gina
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Food in Literature
Dickens, Charles
Gogol, Nikolai
Hunger
Spirituality
Capitalism
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores the overwhelming inclusion of food scenes in literature. Food and eating in nineteenth and twentieth century works of fiction signify larger desires, such as sexual appetite, spiritual attainment, and social communion. I explore the specific literary and historical treatment of food and eating in Dead Souls (1842) by Nikolai Gogol and �A Christmas Carol� (1843) by Charles Dickens. Dickens and Gogol communicate social problems specific to 1840s England and Russia in their depiction of hunger, feasts, and gluttony. While both authors use food to signify class tension in the rise of a marketeconomy in England and Russia, Dickens�s use of food posits a more constructive vision of community in contrast to Gogol. Feasting functions as a builder of community in �A Christmas Carol,� while in Dead Souls, eating satirizes the spiritual and moral decay of Russia�s burgeoning middle class. Dickens�s use of food is ultimately more life-affirming than Gogol�s; the former promotes the formation of a cohesive social order through the secularized Christian feast at the expense of individual appetite.
Statement of Responsibility: by Gina Pagano
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Wallace, Miriam

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 P1
System ID: NCFE003680:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003680/00001

Material Information

Title: Eating in Dickens and Gogol Social Communion or Spiritual Lack
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Pagano, Gina
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2006
Publication Date: 2006

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Food in Literature
Dickens, Charles
Gogol, Nikolai
Hunger
Spirituality
Capitalism
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores the overwhelming inclusion of food scenes in literature. Food and eating in nineteenth and twentieth century works of fiction signify larger desires, such as sexual appetite, spiritual attainment, and social communion. I explore the specific literary and historical treatment of food and eating in Dead Souls (1842) by Nikolai Gogol and �A Christmas Carol� (1843) by Charles Dickens. Dickens and Gogol communicate social problems specific to 1840s England and Russia in their depiction of hunger, feasts, and gluttony. While both authors use food to signify class tension in the rise of a marketeconomy in England and Russia, Dickens�s use of food posits a more constructive vision of community in contrast to Gogol. Feasting functions as a builder of community in �A Christmas Carol,� while in Dead Souls, eating satirizes the spiritual and moral decay of Russia�s burgeoning middle class. Dickens�s use of food is ultimately more life-affirming than Gogol�s; the former promotes the formation of a cohesive social order through the secularized Christian feast at the expense of individual appetite.
Statement of Responsibility: by Gina Pagano
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2006
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Wallace, Miriam

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2006 P1
System ID: NCFE003680:00001

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