Jennifer Polk, PhD, and Maren Wood, PhD, are once again hosting Beyond the Professoriate, the online career conference for PhDs, in partnership with Mitacs. This year is the fourth annual event, which brings together panelists and presenters from a wide variety of academic backgrounds and careers, from across Canada and the United States.
UWaterloo English faculty and students will be presenting a wide variety of papers at the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Ryerson University. For a complete listing of presenters, times, and locations, see our Congress Participants page.
This dissertation deploys the resources of cognitive linguistics and ecocriticism to gain insight into the role of metonymy in the Victorian novel’s representation of an increasingly complex and interconnected urban world. I examine Charles Dickens’s novels Bleak House (1852-53) and Our Mutual Friend (1864-65), and George Gissing’s novel The Nether World (1889), as well as Gissing’s nonfiction criticism of Dickens, in order to argue that both authors use metonymy to reframe the reader’s understanding of the Victorian city.