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Elizabeth A. Campbell

An associate professor of English at Oregon State University, Elizabeth A. Campbell has published articles on Victorian literature in Victorian Studies, Dickens Studies Annual and MLA Approaches to Teaching Middlemarch.

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Listed in: Literary Criticism, UK · Victorian Studies · Literary Studies · Gender Studies

Cover of 'Fortune’s Wheel'

Fortune’s Wheel
Dickens and the Iconography of Women’s Time
By Elizabeth A. Campbell

In the first half of the nineteenth century, England became quite literally a world on wheels. The sweeping technological changes wrought by the railways, steam-powered factory engines, and progressively more sophisticated wheeled conveyances of all types produced a corresponding revolution in Victorian iconography: the image of the wheel emerged as a dominant trope for power, modernity, and progress.

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