Associate Professor Jenny Gribble

Associate Professor Jenny Gribble

MA Melb. BPhil Oxf.
Honorary Research Associate

Current Research Project

  • Dickens and the Bible: an Inter-textual Study


  • The Lady of Shalott in the Victorian Novel (London and New York : Macmillan 1983).
  • Christina Stead (Melbourne: Oxford University Press 1994).

Edited Text

  • George Eliot Scenes of Clerical Life (London and New York : Penguin Classics 1998)

Chapters in Books

  • 'Do Not Forget: Memory and Moral Obligation in Little Dorrit', in Catherine A. Runcie ed., The Free Mind: Essays and Poems in Honour of Barry Spurr (Sydney: Edwin H. Lowe Publishing, 2016).
  • '"In a State of Bondage": The Children of Bleak House' Dickens and the Imagined Child ed. Peter Merchant and Catherine Waters, (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2015).
  • 'Compound Interest: Dickens's Figurative Style' in Dickens's Style ed. Daniel Tyler (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2013).
  • 'Apocalypse Now: Dombey in the Twenty-First Century' in Dickens in the New Millennium ed. Nathalie Vanfasse, Marie-Amelie Coste, Christine Huguet and Luc Bouvard (Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée 2012).
  • ‘Portable Property: Postcolonial Appropriations of Great Expectations’ in Victorian Turns, Neo-Victorian Returns: Essays on Fiction and Culture ed. Penny Gay, Judith Johnston, and Catherine Walters (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2008).
  • ‘Christina Stead’s Politics’ in Running Wild: Essays, Fictions and Memoirs Presented to Michael Wilding ed. David Brooks and Brian Kiernan (Sydney: Sydney Association for Studies in Society and Culture 2004).
  • ‘Booriobhoola Gha: Dickens, John Jarndyce and the Heart of Darkness’ in Dickens, Europe and the New Worlds ed. Anny Sadrin ( London: Macmillan 1998).
  • ‘The Hero’s Guilt: Dickens and The Bride’s Chamber’ in Imperfect Apprehensions: Essays in Honour of G.A. Wilkes ed. Geoffrey Little (Sydney: Challis Press 1996).
  • ‘Patrick White: Vivisector’ in Reconnoitres: Essays in Australian Literature in Honour of G.A. Wilkes ed. Margaret Harris and Elizabeth Webby (Melbourne: Oxford University Press 1992).

Selected Articles

  • ‘The Bible in Great Expectations’, Dickens Quarterly 25, 4, December 2009.
  • ‘Why the Good Samaritan was a Bad Economist: Dickens’ Parable for Hard Times’, Literature and Theology 18, 2004.
  • ‘Subject and Power in “Porphyria’s Lover” ‘, Sydney Studies in English 29, 2003.
  • ‘Postmodern Tess’, Sydney Studies in English 25, 1999.
  • ‘The Quiet Women of Egdon Heath’, Essays in Criticism 46, 1997. Reprinted in Thomas Hardy The Return of the Native ed. Phillip Mallett (New York: Norton Critical Editions 2001).
  • ‘Books of Laughter and Forgetting’, Meridian 1997.
  • ‘The Hidden Shame: Telling Hetty Sorrel’s Story’, Sydney Studies in English 22, 1996.
  • ‘The Fogginess of The Heart of Darkness’, Sydney Studies in English 11, 1995.
  • ‘Value in The Golden Bowl’, The Critical Review 27, 1985.
  • ‘Cages’, The Critical Review 24, 1982.
  • ‘Pip and Estella: Expectations of Love’, Sydney Studies in English 2, 1976.
  • ‘Depth and Surface in Our Mutual FriendEssays in Criticism 25, 1975.
  • ‘Jane Eyre’s Imagination’, Nineteenth Century Fiction, 1968.