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By Sean C. Grass

Michel Foucault's writing concerning the Panopticon in Discipline and Punish has ruled discussions of the criminal and the radical, and up to date literary feedback attracts seriously from Foucauldian rules approximately surveillance to investigate metaphorical different types of confinement: policing, detection, and public scrutiny and censure. yet actual Victorian prisons and the novels that painting them have few similarities to the Panopticon. Sean Grass presents an important replacement to Foucault through tracing the cultural historical past of the Victorian felony, and pointing to the tangible kin among Victorian confinement and the narrative construction of the self. The Self within the Cell examines the ways that separate confinement prisons, with their call for for autobiographical creation, helped to supply an impetus and a version that guided novelists' explorations of the personal self in Victorian fiction.

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