Detailed Schedule for the Dickens Universe

SAT

July 13

SUN

July 14

MON

July 15

TUE

July 16

WED

July 17

THU

July 18

FRI

July 19

SAT

July 20


The 2019 Dickens Universe begins on Sunday, July 14 and ends Saturday, July 20. Faculty and grad students should arrive Saturday afternoon, July 13 for a round of important meetings to be held through Sunday morning. 

You'll notice from the schedule that the program is very full, although you have a couple of free afternoons and a free evening, to go into town, or explore the beautiful campus. We also don't expect you to attend everything, so pace yourself.

Some of the programs are only available to faculty and grad students representing our consortium schools. Those items have asterisks in the schedule. If you have a question, please contact the office.

Scholars who are not from consortium schools may share their research in the Nineteenth-Century Seminar. There is no additional charge for the seminar, but you must register and submit supplemental materials by the deadline.

Please note that sessions marked with an asterisk are open only to members of the Dickens Project Consortium. Items marked with two asterisks are open to NEH Summer Scholars only.

Details are subject to change. Please check back for updated information. (Last updated 01/08/2019)

 


SATURDAY, JULY 13
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2:00-4:00 PM Faculty and Graduate Students
Check-in and Registration
Map: UCSC East
Cowell College Circle
5:30-7:30 PM * Welcome Dinner Stevenson Event Center
7:30-9:30 PM * Orientation for Faculty and Grads by Renée Fox (Co-Director of the Dickens Project) Stevenson Event Center

SUNDAY, JULY 14
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8:00-8:45 AM * Breakfast Dining Hall
8:45-10:00 AM * Consortium Faculty Planning Meeting
* All Graduate Students Meeting
10:00-10:30 AM * Morning Coffee and Pastries
10:30-12:00 PM * Plenary Meeting of Faculty and Graduate Students Humanities Lecture Hall
12:00-2:00 PM Friends of the Dickens Project Board Meeting
12:45-1:30 PM * Lunch Dining Hall
2:00-4:00 PM Universe Participants
Check-in
and Registration
Map: UCSC East
Stevenson College Circle
2:00-3:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting
5:15-6:00 PM Special Gathering and Orientation for Road Scholars and First-Timers with Friends of the Dickens Project Board Members Stevenson Event Center
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Dining Hall
6:30-7:30 PM Post-Prandial Potations (refreshments) Humanities Plaza & Quad
7:30-9:00 PM Welcome: Renée Fox (Co-Director of the Dickens Project) Humanities Lecture Hall
Lecture: Carolyn Williams (Rutgers University)
"Idiot Protagonism"
Humanities Lecture Hall
9:15-10:45 PM Film Screening: TBA
Humanities Lecture Hall
MONDAY, JULY 15
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Morning Coffee and Tea Service
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
10:00-11:15 AM Lecture: Sophia Hsu (Lehman College, CUNY)
"Barnaby's Crowds"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:30-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Sunday night's screening)
Undergraduate Seminars
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
4:00-5:00 PM Talk: Catherine Robson (New York University)
"Panic on the Streets of London: Barnaby Rudge's Gordon Riots and Civic Unrest in the Capital"
Humanities Lecture Hall
Undergraduate and High School Student Writing Workshop with Julie Minnis
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
*Graduate Student Publication Workshop
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: Deciphering Dickens
John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Registration required
Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey Stevenson Event Center
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Dining Hall
6:45-7:30 PM Post-Prandial Potations, Dickens Project Tees and Sweatshirt Sale, and UCSC's Bay Tree Bookstore Book Sale Humanities Plaza & Quad
7:45-9:00 PM Lecture: Galia Benziman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
"Talking Birds, Talking to Birds: Transcending the Child in Barnaby Rudge"
Humanities Lecture Hall
9:15-10:45 PM Film Screening: TBA Humanities Lecture Hall
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Coffee and tea available
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
10:00-11:15 AM Lecture: Jonathan Grossman (UC Los Angeles)
"Barnaby's Standard"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:30-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Monday night's screening)
Undergraduate Seminars
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
1:45-3:45 PM Field Trip: TBA
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
4:00-5:00 PM Talk: Teresa Mangum (University of Iowa)
"Raving (by and about) Ravens"
Humanities Lecture Hall
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: Deciphering Dickens
John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Registration required
Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey Stevenson Event Center
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Dining Hall
6:45-7:30 PM Post-Prandial Potations (refreshments), UCSC's Bay Tree Bookstore Book Sale Humanities Plaza & Quad
7:45-9:00 PM Lecture: Susan Cook (Southern New Hampshire University)
"Barnaby Rudge, True Crime Style"
Humanities Lecture Hall
9:15-10:45 PM Film Screening: TBA Humanities Lecture Hall
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM  Coffee and tea available
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
10:00-11:15 AM Lecture: Devin Griffiths (University of Southern California)
"Gripping the Past"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:30-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Tuesday night's screening)
Undergraduate Seminars
* Graduate Student Professionalization Seminars: TBA
1:45-3:45 PM Field Trip: TBA
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
4:00-5:00 PM Talk: John Jordan (Director of the Dickens Project) 
"Dickens and the Radicals"
Humanities Lecture Hall
Undergraduate and High School Student Writing Workshop with Julie Minnis
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: Deciphering Dickens
John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Registration required
Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey Stevenson Event Center
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Dining Hall
Free Evening
7:00-8:30 PM Early Film Screening: TBA Humanities Lecture Hall
THURSDAY, JULY 18
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Coffee and tea available
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
10:00-11:15 AM Lecture: Michael Cohen (UC Los Angeles)
"Quoting the Ravens"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:30-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Wednesday night's screening)
Undergraduate Seminars
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
4:00-5:00 PM Panel: "Race and/in Victorian Studies"
Alicia Christoff (Amherst College), Ronjaunee Chatterjee (Concordia University), and Amy Wong (Dominican University of California)
Humanities Lecture Hall
Undergraduate and High School Student Writing Workshop with Julie Minnis
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: Deciphering Dickens
John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Registration required
Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey Stevenson Event Center
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Dining Hall
6:45-7:30 PM Post-Prandial Potations, UCSC's Bay Tree Bookstore Book Sale Stevenson Plaza
7:45-9:00 PM  A Musical Evening with Sharon Weltman (Louisiana State University)
Stevenson Event Center
9:00-10:30 PM Grand Party, to which everyone is invited (hosted by the Friends)
FRIDAY, JULY 19
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Coffee and tea available
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
10:00-11:15 AM Lecture: Adam Abraham (Virginia Commonwealth University)
"The History of Barnaby Rudge; or, He Shouldn't Have Done It"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:30-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Road Scholars Special Catered Lunch
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars
4:45-5:45 PM Dickens Project's Director's Report with John O. Jordan Stevenson Event Center
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Dining Hall
6:45-7:30 PM Post-Prandial Potations All evening activities inside the Stevenson Event Center
UCSC's Bay Tree Bookstore Book Sale
Final Sale of Dickens Project Tees and Sweatshirts
7:30-8:30 PM Friends of the Dickens Project Fundraising Auction
Announcement of the 2020 novel. Bay Tree will have copies available for sale.
8:30-11:00 PM Victorian Dance
SATURDAY, JULY 20
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Check-out, Return Keys and Meal Cards
Please see Dickens Project staff for assistance with luggage.
East Conference Office & Outside of Cowell Apartments
9:00 and 10:00 AM Everyone departs. See you next year!
Return Shuttles to SJC and SFO Airports
Reservations required. Click links above to access the reservation pages for each airport shuttle.
Cowell College Circle