In this innovative study, Damkjær shows that nineteenth-century texts gave domesticity not just a spatial, but also a temporal dimension. Novels by Dickens and Gaskell, as well as periodicals, cookery books and albums, all showed domesticity as a process. Damkjær argues that texts’ material form – serialised, fragmented or reappropriated – had a profound influence on their representation of domestic time.
Faculty of Humanities; literature; time; print culture; seriality; advertising; albums; scrapbooks; Elizabeth Gaskell; Charles Dickens; Household Words; Bleak House; North and South; nineteenth-century periodicals; Isabella Beeton; Beeton's Book of Household Management; home; domesticity; Victorian literature; Britisk litteratur; trykkekultur; periodicals; tid; temporalitet; temporality
Main Research Area:
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-century Writing and Culture