John Jordan: “Voice and Temporality in the Illustrations to Bleak House”

John Jordan: “Voice and Temporality in the Illustrations to Bleak House”

Drawing on the narratological theories of Genette (“voice”) and Mieke Bal (“focalization”), Professor Jordan’s talk offers a new approach to understanding the illustrations to Dickens’s Bleak House (1852- 53) that emphasizes elements of retrospection, fantasy, and multiple temporality.

John Jordan is Professor of Literature, UCSC.