2016-2017 News Archive

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    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.

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    "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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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."

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    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.

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    Call for Papers: Form and Reform Conference

    October 5, 2016

    Victorianists are invited to submit proposals for the upcoming Form and Reform Conference, to be held on the campus of UC Santa Cruz, on July 27-29, 2017.

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    Middlemarch Marathon

    September 19, 2016

    USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative (NAI) seniors tackle George Eliot's novel in five hours of non-stop reading

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    UC President Speaks about the Importance of Humanities Education during the Dickens Universe

    September 1, 2016

    Special guest visitor, Janet Napolitano, speaks about the importance of the Dickens Project within the context of a research university.

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    2016 Review: The Dickens Universe

    August 15, 2016

    Long-time Dickens Universe attendee and Friends of the Dickens Project board member, Beth Penney, reports on the activities of the 2016 Dickens Universe conference.