Detailed Schedule for the Dickens Universe

Schedule by Day

SUNDAY 

July 25

MONDAY

July 26

TUESDAY

July 27

WEDNESDAY

July 28

THURSDAY

July 29

FRIDAY

July 30

Please note that sessions marked with an asterisk are open only to members of the Dickens Project ConsortiumThis schedule will be updated as guest speakers are confirmed and is subject to change. (Last updated 06/22/21)

 


Schedule for July 25
SUNDAY, JULY 25
10:00-11:00 AM Dickens Universe Orientation
* Faculty Orientation
* Graduate Orientation
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Schedule for July 26
MONDAY, JULY 26
9:30-10:00 AM Welcome
10:00-11:00 AM "Ghosts of Christmas Present: Adapting A Christmas Carol Today" with Nora Gilbert (University of North Texas), Marty Gould (University of South Florida), and Sharon Aronofsky Weltman (Louisiana State University). Moderated by Carolyn Williams (Rutgers University) 
11:10-12:00 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
* Faculty Seminar
12:00-12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:40-1:30 PM Dickensian Seminars
Deciphering Dickens Research Project
Undergraduate Seminar
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
1:40-2:15 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project, with a special performance by Mr. Charles Dickens
2:30-3:30 PM "'The lessons they teach': Christmas Carol Pedagogies" with Teague Tubach (The Charter School of Morgan Hill), Nirshan Perera (Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz), and Melisa Klimaszewski (Drake University). Moderated by Tricia Lootens (University of Georgia)
3:40-4:45 PM Demonstration of the new version of Victorian Serial Novels: Reading Like a Victorian website
Undergraduate Writing Workshop
4:45-5:15 PM Pre-Prandial Potations
5:15-5:45 PM Dinner Break
6:00-8:00 PM Film Screening/Watch Party
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Schedule for July 27
TUESDAY, JULY 27
9:00-9:50 AM Faculty-led Contextual Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
10:00-11:00 AM "Who is Disabled in A Christmas Carol?" with Talia Schaffer (Queens College, CUNY), Essaka Joshua (University of Notre Dame), Martha Stoddard Holmes (CSU San Marcos), and Ryan Sweet (Swansea University). Moderated by Talia Schaffer.
11:10-12:00 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
* Faculty Seminar
12:00-12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:40-1:30 PM Dickensian Seminars
Deciphering Dickens Research Project
Undergraduate Seminar
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
1:40-2:15 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project, with a special performance by Mr. Fezziwig
2:30-3:30 PM Black Adaptations of A Christmas Carol with Kyra Hicks (Author, Artist, and Quilter) and Francine Haskins (Mixed Media Artist and Author). Moderated by Melisa Klimaszewski (Drake University).
3:40-4:45 PM Undergraduate Writing Workshop
4:45-5:15 PM Pre-Prandial Potations
5:15-5:45 PM Dinner Break
6:00-8:00 PM Film Screening/Watch Party
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Schedule for July 28
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28
9:00-9:50 AM Faculty-led Contextual Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
10:00-11:00 AM "'Marley was dead; to begin with': Dickens, Death, and Christmas" with Robert Patten (Rice University), John Jordan (UC Santa Cruz), and Catherine Waters (University of Kent). Moderated by John Jordan.
11:10-12:00 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
* Faculty Seminar
12:00-12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:40-1:30 PM Dickensian Seminars
Deciphering Dickens Research Project
Undergraduate Seminar
* Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop: Public Humanities
* Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop: Publications
* Graduate Student Professionalization Workshop: Alt-Ac Careers
1:40-2:15 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project, with a special performance by Mrs. Flora Finching
2:30-3:30 PM "Christmas in the Crimea: Mary Seacole and Communities of Care" with Lara Kriegel (Indiana University), Indu Ohri (University of Virginia), and Aeron Hunt (Boston College). Moderated by Lara Kriegel.
3:40-4:45 PM Undergraduate Writing Workshop
4:45-5:15 PM Pre-Prandial Potations
5:15-5:45 PM Dinner Break
6:00-8:00 PM Film Screening/Watch Party
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Schedule for July 29
THURSDAY, JULY 29
9:00-9:50 AM Faculty-led Contextual Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
10:00-11:00 AM "A Carol for the RSC: Staging A Christmas Carol for the Royal Shakespeare Company" with David Edgar (Playwright) and John Bowen (University of York). Moderated by Daniel Pollack-Pelzner.
11:10-12:00 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
* Faculty Seminar
12:00-12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:40-1:30 PM Dickensian Seminars
Deciphering Dickens Research Project
Undergraduate Seminar
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
1:40-2:15 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project, with a special performance by Mr. Richard Twining II
2:30-3:30 PM "The Passion of Scrooge: A Christmas Carol and Opera" with H. Paul Moon (Director), Jon Deak (Composer), and Christopher Kendall (Conductor). Moderated by Jason Rudy (University of Maryland).
3:40-4:45 PM Great Dickens Bake-Off, group baking challenge: "A Metrical Recipe for Christmas Pudding" from The Dinner Question by Tabitha Tickletooth
4:45-5:15 PM Pre-Prandial Potations
5:15-5:45 PM Dinner Break
6:00-8:00 PM Film Screening/Watch Party
8:00-8:30 PM Bake-Off Tasting
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Schedule for July 30
FRIDAY, JULY 30
9:00-9:50 AM Faculty-Led Contextual Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
10:00-11:00 AM Miriam Margolyes reads from A Christmas Carol, with an introduction by Sharon Aronofsky Weltman (Louisiana State University)
11:10-12:00 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
* Faculty Seminar
12:00-12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:40-1:30 PM Dickensian Seminars
1:40-2:15 PM Victorian Tea
2:30-3:30 PM Looking Ahead: Dear Iola, Love South L.A. NAI Film Festival. Moderated by Jill Galvan (Ohio State University).
3:40-4:45 PM Auction and Farewell
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