Imagining the Penitentiary: Fiction and the Architecture of the Mind in Eighteenth-century England (New edition)
By: John Bender (author)Paperback
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This brilliant and insightful contribution to cultural studies investigates the role of literature particularly the novel and visual arts in the development of institutions. Arguing the attitudes expressed in narrative literature and art between 1719 and 1779 helped bring about the change from traditional prisons to penitentiaries, John Bender offers studies of "Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, The Beggar's Opera," Hogarth's "Progresses, Jonathan Wild," and "Amelia" as well as illustrations from prison literature, art, and architecture in support of his thesis."
John Bender is Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies at Stanford University, in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature. "Imagining the Penitentiary" was awarded the 1987 Louis Gottschalk Prize of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
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