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URN etd-0912104-045604
Author Po-chou Chen
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Department Foreign Language and Literature
Year 2003
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title Rethinking the concept of time in Dickens's novels
Date of Defense 2004-06-23
Page Count 87
Keyword
  • Dickens
  • A Christmas Carol
  • subjectivity
  • Hard Times
  • time
  • geology
  • chronotope
  • physics
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Abstract The aim of this thesis is to examine the concept of time in Dickens’s novels including A Christmas Carol, Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities with the newly discovered concepts of time in physics, geology and social economy. I intend to use them to build possible parallels, which will help to clarify the working of time and its influences imposed upon the characters in Dickens’s novels. The thesis, in a sense, is an experiment of cross-boundary study and, through a close examination of the three books, tends to provide an alternative way to rethink the relationship between time, characters, the world and the author in Dickens’s novels.
    Advisory Committee
  • Tee Kim Tong - chair
  • Chao-Fang Chen - co-chair
  • Shu-Fang Lai - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2004-09-12

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