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Children and the Discourse of Marginality in 19th-century English Novels
Children and the Discourse of Marginality in 19th-century English Novels

Author(s): Ioana Boghian
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Editura Alma Mater
Keywords: childhood; identity; marginalization; discourse of marginality; status

Summary/Abstract: Our paper aims at outlining the two main conceptions of childhood in the 19th century and at identifying the way in which these two conceptions manifested themselves in the literary discourse – which is a discourse of marginality – of 19th-century English writers such as Charles Dickens or Thomas Hardy. The paper’s secondary aim is to challenge readers into considering how much of the views upon childhood have changed, whether we may look back to older perspectives upon childhood and education, and upon children generally.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 41-48
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English