News

  • 2018 NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters

    September 1, 2017

    The Dickens Project is once again hosting a Summer Seminar for Teachers, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2018 the focus will be on "Why Literature Matters: Voices from Nineteenth-Century Britain and America."

  • No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    2017 Review: The Dickens Universe

    August 28, 2017

    Long-time Dickens Universe attendee and Friends of the Dickens Project board member, Beth Penney, reports on the activities of the 2017 Dickens Universe conference.

  • 2017 Dickens Universe street banner

    Dickens Universe Thriving at UC Santa Cruz

    August 7, 2017

    Nearly 300 people attended the Dickens Universe this year--a unique weeklong event held each summer among the redwood trees at UC Santa.

  • No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    Camp Dickens: Victorian Author Unites Modern Scholars

    June 26, 2017

    Some writers have thousands of Twitter followers; others have dedicated book clubs. At UC Santa Cruz, one 19th-century author has his very own summer camp.

  • No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    "The Rejected Witness by Charles Dickens" presented by Edwin Eigner

    June 16, 2017

    A one man dramatization of Bleak House, Charles Dickens' passionate masterpiece of suspense, comedy, and poignant social commentary.

  • No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    MiddleLab: Novel Readings in South LA

    February 23, 2017

    In January, the seniors at NAI mounted a rare cultural event: a MiddleLab Festival and two performances of a full-length theatrical adaptation of Middlemarch. The seniors casted and crewed these evening shows presenting live theatrical scenes, custom-made period costumes and original choreography that brought the novel to life.

  • No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    A Night of Dickens and Eliot

    February 21, 2017

    Are you team Dickens or Eliot? That was the question of the night on Tuesday, Feb. 7, when Dickens Project Founders John O. Jordan and Murray Baumgarten, visited UC Davis to talk about Charles Dickens and George Eliot in anticipation of this year’s annual Dickens Universe conference.

  • No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    Giving Day: Dickens Project Graduate Travel Grants

    February 15, 2017

    Our 2017 Giving Day goal is to establish a fund to assist with travel costs associated with attending any Dickens Project event. This fund will help ease the financial burden on future participants and enable them to take maximum advantage of our programming.

  • No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    2017 Winter Graduate Conference

    February 13, 2017

    Each year following the Dickens Universe, the Dickens Project hosts a smaller conference during the winter. This year, the Dickens Project Winter Conference will be held at the University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, on February 23-25, 2017.

  • No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    An Immersion into Dickensian Cocktails

    January 24, 2017

    Please join the Dickens Project for a deliciously convivial primer, lecture, demonstration and tasting during the 2017 Alumni Weekend festivities.

  • No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    NAI presents Middlemarch Performance and MiddleLab Festival

    January 11, 2017

    A rare company of South Los Angeles teens to perform an original production of the 19th-century novel, "Middlemarch."

  • No Image Alternative Tag Provided

    Dickens and George Eliot: Rivalry or Romance?

    December 6, 2016

    You are cordially invited to a special event with Dickens Project Founders John O. Jordan and Murray Baumgarten on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.