Dickens-to-Go

In this video series, members of the Dickens Universe community share a favorite passage from Dickens and say a few words about why they selected it. We hope this video series can remind us of what we have in common, and what we can look forward to when our annual conferences resume.

 


Partings Welded Together
by John O. Jordan, Director of the Dickens Project
Novels: Great Expectations and Dombey and Son
June 15, 2020


Even Supposing
by Renée Fox, Co-Director of the Dickens Project
Novel: Bleak House
June 22, 2020


The Best of Times, the Worst of Times
by JoAnna Rottke, President of the Friends of the Dickens Project
Novel: A Tale of Two Cities
June 29, 2020


The Dickensian Reader as Detective
by Michael Stern, Friends of the Dickens Project Board Member and filmmaker
Novel: Bleak House
July 6, 2020


Choose Your Own Adventure with Dombey and Son
by Christian Lehmann, a longtime Dickens Universe attendee
Novel: Dombey and Son
July 13, 2020


We must marry 'em
by Sophia Jochem, a Ph.D. candidate at Freie Universität Berlin
Novel: Dombey and Son
July 20, 2020


Race, Power, and Performance in The Mystery of Edwin Drood
by Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, Professor of Literature at Louisiana State University
Novel: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
July 27, 2020


Editorial Metaphysics
by Priti Joshi, Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound
Novel: The Pickwick Papers
August 10, 2020


When Words Fail: Shakespeare, Dickens, and Lacan
by Wayne Batten, Friends of the Dickens Project Board Member
Novel: David Copperfield
August 17, 2020


Our Mutual Friend and the Making of the Modern Narrative
by Murray Baumgarten, Founding Director of the Dickens Project
Novel: Our Mutual Friend
August 24, 2020


Government—How Not to Do It
by Bill Jordan, a relative newcomer to the Dickens Universe
Novel: Little Dorrit
August 31, 2020


Concerning Bella's Husband
by Helen Everbach, UC Santa Cruz Undergraduate Student
Novel: Our Mutual Friend
September 7, 2020


How to Handle an Old Book
by Tim Clark, Friends of the Dickens Project Board Member
Novel: various
September 14, 2020


Delicious Passages from Great Expectations
by John O. Jordan, Director of the Dickens Project
Novel: Great Expectations
September 21, 2020


David Copperfield the Hero of David Copperfield
by Gerhard Joseph, City University of New York
Novel: David Copperfield
September 28, 2020


Edwin Drood: A Mystery to the Very End
by Carl Wilson, Friends of the Dickens Project Board Member and author
Novel: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
October 5, 2020


Little Dorrit and Arthur Clennam: A Modest Life of Usefulness and Happiness
by Peter Ponzio, tutor at Harrison Middleton University and instructor at Loyola University of Chicago
Novel: Little Dorrit
October 12, 2020


The Joy of Dickens
by Phyllis Orrick, former journalist and retired research editor at UC Berkeley
Novel: The Pickwick Papers
October 19, 2020


Dickens, Mesmerism, and Ghosts
by Dr. Romany Reagan, collector of folklore, legends, myths, and lost histories from the British Isles at Blackthorn & Stone
Novel: Various
October 26, 2020


Dickens à la Carte
by Ian Duncan, the Florence Green Bixby Chair in English at UC Berkeley
Novel: Bleak House
November 2, 2020


Hairdresser Heroine
by Larry Hicks, retired clergyman
Novel: David Copperfield
November 9, 2020


Looking Before and After: Plotting with David Copperfield
by Wayne Batten, Friends of the Dickens Project Board Member
Novel: David Copperfield
November 16, 2020


A Green Old Age
by Tyger Wright, a Santa Cruz based artist
Novel: Barnaby Rudge
November 23, 2020