Melisa Klimaszewski is Professor of English and the director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Drake University. She has edited several of Dickens’s collaborative works, authored a critical bibliography of scholarship on Dickens for Oxford University Press’s Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature, and published short biographies of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins.
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In Collaborative Dickens, Melisa Klimaszewski undertakes the first comprehensive study of Dickens’s Christmas numbers. She argues for a revised understanding of Dickens as an editor who, rather than ceaselessly bullying his contributors, sometimes accommodated contrary views and depended upon multivocal narratives for his own success.