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  • The Dickens Checklist
  • Dominic Rainsford

The Dickens Checklist, recording new publications, doctoral dissertations, and online ressources of significance for Dickens studies, appears in each issue of the journal. A cumulative edition of the Checklist, consisting of listings since vol. 37, no. 1 (March 2020), is available at, and will be updated once a year.

Dominic Rainsford
Aarhus University

Primary Sources

Dickens, Charles. The Uncommercial Traveller. Edited by Daniel Tyler, Oxford UP, 2021. Oxford World’s Classics. [Previously published in hardback, 2015.]

Secondary Sources: Biography and Criticism

Alexander, Sam. “Population Thinking and Narrative Networks: Dickens, Joyce, and The Wire.” Modern Language Quarterly, vol. 82, no. 3, Sept. 2021, pp. 315–43. [BH]
Alshwayyat, Ali Mahmoud Ali, et al. “Psychological Compassion as Portrayed in Dorothea in Eliot’s Middlemarch and Louisa in Dickens’ Hard Times.” Theory and Practice in Language Studies, vol. 11, no. 10, Oct. 2021, pp. 1181–86, doi:10.17507/tpls.1110.05.
Alzouabi, Lina Taysir. “A Reading of Charles Dickens’ Hard Times (1854) as a Crime Novel.” International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 2021, pp. 193–99,
———. “Social Environment and Crime in Dickens’ Oliver Twist and Great Expectations.” International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Translation, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2021, pp. 163–70,
Bell, Katie. “The Tell-Tale Sign of the Dickensian Influence: Dickens and Poe.” Dickens Society Blog, 29 Oct. 2021,
Camlot, Jason. Phonopoetics: The Making of Early Literary Recordings. Stanford UP, 2019. [Ch. 2: “Charles Dickens in Three Minutes or Less: Early Phonographic Fiction”]
Cheslow, Erin. “Oral Storytelling as a Transnational Aesthetic in the Industrial Novel.” The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class, edited by Gloria McMillan, Routledge, 2021, pp. 333–44. [DS]
Cubeta, Germana. “Dickens’s Fairness in Describing Italian Complexity.” The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class, edited by Gloria McMillan, Routledge, 2021, pp. 202–19.
Dickens Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 4, Dec. 2021. [Dominic Rainsford, Trey Philpotts, Margaret Flanders Darby, and Amanda Helm, “In Memoriam: David Paroissien 1939–2021,” pp. 357–64; Elizabeth Wells, “Intellectual Passing and the Co-Authorship of Communal Change in Dickens’s Barnaby Rudge,” pp. 365–87; Melissa McLeod, “Hearing Ghosts in Dickens’s David Copperfield,” pp. 388–410; Jian Choe, “Van Gogh and Hard Times,” pp. 411–28; Daniel Stuart, “No shadow of another parting”: Unrequited Love, Stalking, and Dickens’s Rejected Men,” pp. 429–51; William F. Long, “‘It is said that Dickens is Insane’: Documenting a Rumor,” pp. 452–66; William F. Long, “A Drunken Cabman at Charles Dickens’s,” pp. 467–70; Tabitha Sparks, review of The Science of Starving in Victorian Literature, Medicine, and Political Economy, by Andrew Mangham, pp. 471–73; Dominic Rainsford, review of The Hothouse Flower: Nurturing Women in the Victorian Conservatory, by Margaret Flanders Darby, pp. 474–78; Sara Malton, “The Fifty-Second Annual Dickens Society Meeting,” pp. 484–85; Susan Cook, “Dickens Society Treasurer’s Report for the Fiscal Year 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021, pp. 486–87; Dominic Rainsford, “The Dickens Checklist,” pp. 491–95.]
The Dickensian, vol. 117, part 3, no. 515, Winter 2021. [Emily Bell, “From the Editor,” pp. 225–27; William F. Long, “‘A Young and Unknown Writer’: Documenting the Arrival in Public Print of ‘Charles Dickens,’” pp. 228–45; Wayne S. B. Jackson, “Charles Dickens’s Association with Goodwin’s Oyster Store, 295 Strand,” pp. 246–52; Michael Steele, “‘The little piece of business between the Sun and myself ’: Dickens’s Early Experiences with Photography,” pp. 253–70; Mizuki Tsutsui, “The Absent Reader in David Copperfield,” pp. 271–80; Paul Graham, “Anthony Powell as Dickens Critic and Parodist,” pp. 281–89; Leonee Ormond, “Dickens and Marcus Stone,” pp. 290–300; Robert Butterworth, review of Dickens and the Bible: “What Providence Meant,” by Jennifer Gribble, pp. 301–02; Robert Laurella, review of Spectral Dickens: The Uncanny Forms of Novelistic Characterization, by Alexander Bove, pp. 303–04; Robert L. Patten, reviews...


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