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DepositThe Interstitial Body and Moral Formation:Third-Culture Displacement and Subject Formation in Charles Kingsley’s The Water-Babies

Using the concept of “third culture” from social theory, this article examines Charles Kingsley’s use of displacement in his children’s book The Water Babies (1863). In trying to portray the site of moral formation, Kingsley displaces his central character Tom – the new, interstitial “third culture” subject. Through Tom’s displacement, Kingsley strives for unity between science and religion, resulting in new social formations. The type of unity Kingsley envisions has its own discrepancies and ironically aligns Kingsley to Cardinal John Henry Newman’s position on moral formation.

DepositBakhtin, Theory of Mind, and Pedagogy: Cognitive Construction of Social Class

This essay brings together cognitive literary theory and Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of dialogic imagination to illuminate the construction of social class in the eighteenth-century novel. It offers a close reading of selected passages from Frances Burney’s Evelina (1778), made possible by combining Bakhtinian and cognitive poetics. It also discusses the theoretical ramifications of this approach and demonstrates its use in an undergraduate classroom.