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Contents Acknowledgments and Typographical Conventions Chapter I: Introduction Chapter II: What is a Prison? The 'Old' and the 'New' Prison System in Great Britain The 'Birth' of the Penitentiary in the United States The Experience of Imprisonment Chapter III: The Dark Dungeons in Charles Dickens's Novels and their Film Adaptations The Prison as All-Embracing Shadow in Little Dorrit Prisons, Inmates, and the Prison Experience The Prison as World and Forms of Metaphorical Imprisonment The Prison and the Novel's Narrative Structure "I Hope You Care to Be Recalled to Life?": Incarceration in A Tale of Two Cities The Imprisonment of Dr. Manette Charles Darnay's Time in Prison The Rulers Who Run the Prisons The Internalization of the Prison in Great Expectations Pip's Guilt Complex in the Novel The Prison and Interiority in the Film Two Views on Mental Confinement Chapter IV: Legitimating the Prison ? Reproducing Cultural Hegemonies: Prison Narratives of the Twentieth Century Critical Counter-Discourse or Pro-Prison Propaganda? Narrating Prisoners and Prison Settings in Novels and Films The Prison Population in Fictional Prison Narratives Prison Settings in Novels and Films The Representation of Minds and Bodies in "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner" and its Film Version Inmate Interiority in "Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption" The Prison as a Testing Ground for Masculinity: The Process of Becoming an Insider The Monotonous Routine Cycle of Traditional Disciplinary Prisons Prison Violence and 'Homosexual' Rape as Forms of Symbolic 'Feminization' The Prisoner as 'Abject' ? The Madness of the 'Hole' The Guards or the 'Other' Prisoners Chapter V: Prison Metaphors in Novels and Films of the Twentieth Century 'Positive' and 'Negative' Metaphors of Imprisonment The Prison as Womb, Tomb, and Homosocial Club Forms of Rehabilitation and Positive Prison Images Disciplinary Prisons as Cages for Wild Animals The Prison as Hell The Prison as World ? The World as Prison Conformism and Individualism in Prison The Class System in Prison versus Class as a Prison Racial Oppression in Prison versus Society as Prison Is the Whole World a Boring Prison? Chapter VI: Conclusion
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Film and video adaptations.
Prisons in literature.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Film adaptations -- History and criticism.
Prisons -- England -- History.
Prisons -- United States -- History.
Motion pictures and literature.