Detailed Schedule for the Dickens Universe

Schedule by Day

SAT

July 23

SUN

July 24

MON

July 25

TUE

July 26

WED

July 27

THU

July 28

FRI

July 29

SAT

Jul 30


The 2022 Dickens Universe begins on Sunday, July 24 and ends Saturday, July 30. Faculty and grad students should arrive Saturday afternoon, July 23 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.

The schedule will also be available on Sched.com and via their mobile app.  (Last updated 06/15/2022)

 


Schedule for July 23
SATURDAY, JULY 23
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2:00-5:00 PM Faculty and Graduate Students
Check-in and Registration
Map: UCSC East
Cowell College Circle
5:30-7:30 PM * Welcome Dinner Cowell Provost House
7:30-9:00 PM * Orientation for Faculty and Grads by John O. Jordan (Director of the Dickens Project) Cowell Provost House

Schedule for July 24
SUNDAY, JULY 24
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8:00-8:45 AM * Breakfast Dining Hall
8:45-10:00 AM * Consortium Faculty Planning Meeting 210 Humanities 1
* All Graduate Students Meeting 359 Hum/SocSci
10:00-10:30 AM * Morning Coffee and Pastries 202 Humanities 1
10:30-12:00 PM * Plenary Meeting of Faculty and Graduate Students Humanities Lecture Hall
1:00-1:45 PM * Lunch Dining Hall
2:00-5:00 PM Universe Participants
Check-in
and Registration
Map: UCSC East
Stevenson College Circle
2:00-3:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting 402 Humanities 1
6:15-7:00 PM Dinner Dining Hall
7:00-7:45 PM Post-Prandial Potations (refreshments) Humanities Plaza
7:45-9:00 PM Opening Framing Conversation with Ryan Fong (Kalamazoo College), Tricia Lootens (University of Georgia), and Brigitte Fielder (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Humanities Lecture Hall
9:15-10:45 PM Film Screening: Passing (2021)
Humanities Lecture Hall
Schedule for July 25
MONDAY, JULY 25
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:15-10:15 AM Morning Coffee and Tea Service Humanities Plaza
8:45-10:00 AM Dickensian Doors to Public Engagement and Career Skills
9:00-10:00 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups A: Cowell 131
B: Cowell 134
C: Stevenson 175
D: Virtual
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop Cowell Conference Room
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop 359 Hum/SocSci
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop 402 Humanities 1
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop 408 Humanities 1
10:15-11:30 AM Lecture: Helena Michie (Rice University)
"Blood and Choice: Rethinking the Marriage Plot through Iola Leroy"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:45-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novels A: 202 Humanities 1
B: 402 Humanities 1
C: 408 Humanities 1
D: 359 Hum/SocSci
E: Cowell Conference Room
F: Cowell 131
G: Cowell 134
H: Virtual
Undergraduate Writing Workshop Stevenson 175
* Faculty Seminar Virtual
1:00-1:45 PM Lunch Dining Hall
2:00-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars A: Cowell 134
B: Cowell 131
C: Virtual
School Teacher Workshop (tentative)
Undergraduate Seminars 202 Humanities 1
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars A: 402 Humanities 1
B: 408 Humanities 1
C: 359 Hum/SocSci
2:00-3:45 PM Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Sunday night's screening): Passing (2021) 210 Humanities 1 
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
4:00-5:15 PM VIRTUAL Panel: Amy Wong (Dominican University of California), Daniel Hack (University of Michigan), Alisha Walters (Penn State Abington), and Danielle Procope Bell (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Virtual, streaming to Humanities Lecture Hall
5:15-6:15 PM Dickens Code: Solving Dickens's Shorthand Texts
210 Humanities 1 
6:15-7:00 PM Dinner Dining Hall
7:00-7:45 PM Post-Prandial Potations, Dickens Project T-shirt and Sweatshirt Sale Humanities Plaza
7:45-8:45 PM Roundtable: Tanya Agathocleous (CUNY Graduate Center), Jessica Valdez (The University of Hong Kong), Sharon Weltman (Texas Christian University), and Olivia Lingyi Xu (Northwestern University)
"Research, Writing, and Pedagogy in the Remaking of 'Victorian' Studies"
Humanities Lecture Hall
9:00-10:45 PM Film Screening: Within Our Gates (1920) and "Something Good - Negro Kiss" (1898)
Humanities Lecture Hall
Schedule for July 26
TUESDAY, JULY 26
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:15-10:15 AM Coffee and tea available Humanities Plaza
8:45-10:00 AM Dickensian Doors to Public Engagement and Career Skills
9:00-10:00 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups A: Cowell 131
B: Cowell 134
C: Stevenson 175
D: Virtual
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop Cowell Conference Room
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop 359 Hum/SocSci
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop 402 Humanities 1 
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop 408 Humanities 1 
10:15-11:30 AM Lecture: Brigitte Fielder (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"White Mediocrity and Genre"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:45-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novels A: 202 Humanities 1
B: 402 Humanities 1
C: 408 Humanities 1
D: 359 Hum/SocSci
E: Cowell Conference Room
F: Cowell 131
G: Cowell 134
H: Virtual
Undergraduate Writing Workshop Stevenson 175
* VIRTUAL Faculty Seminar
1:00-1:45 PM Lunch Dining Hall
2:00-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars A: Cowell 134
B: Cowell 131
C: Virtual
School Teacher Workshop (tentative)
Undergraduate Seminars 202 Humanities 1 
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars A: 402 Humanities 1
B: 408 Humanities 1
C: Hum/SocSci
2:00-3:45 PM Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Monday night's screening): Within Our Gates (1920) and "Something Good - Negro Kiss" (1898) 210 Humanities 1 
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
4:00-5:15 PM Lecture: Meredith McGill (Rutgers University)
"Backstory"
Humanities Lecture Hall
5:15-6:15 PM Dickens Code: Solving Dickens's Shorthand Texts 210 Humanities 1 
6:15-7:00 PM Dinner Dining Hall
7:00-7:45 PM Post-Prandial Potations, Dickens Project T-shirt and Sweatshirt Sale Humanities Plaza
7:45-8:45 PM

Talk: Joseph Boone (University of Southern California)
"Queer Pip's Great Expectations in Furnace Creek, a Novel: A Reading and Discussion"

Humanities Lecture Hall
9:00-10:45 PM Film Screening: David Copperfield (1935)
Humanities Lecture Hall
Schedule for July 27
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:15-10:15 AM  Coffee and tea available Humanities Plaza
9:00-10:00 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups A: Cowell 131
B: Cowell 134
C: Stevenson 175
D: Virtual
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop Cowell Conference Room 
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop 359 Hum/SocSci
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop 402 Humanities 1 
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop 408 Humanities 1 
10:15-11:30 AM Lecture: John O. Jordan (UC Santa Cruz)
"Personal History"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:45-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel A: 202 Humanities 1
B: 402 Humanities 1
C: 408 Humanities 1
D: 359 Hum/SocSci
E: Cowell Conference Room
F: Cowell 131
G: Cowell 134
H: Virtual
Undergraduate Writing Workshop Stevenson 175
* Faculty Seminar Virtual
1:00-1:45 PM Lunch Dining Hall
Legacy Circle Luncheon Stevenson Cafe Plaza
2:00-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars A: Cowell 134
B: Cowell 131
School Teacher Workshop (tentative)
Undergraduate Seminars 202 Humanities 1 
* Graduate Professionalization Seminar: 402 Humanities 1 
* Graduate Professionalization Seminar: 408 Humanities 1 
* Graduate Professionalization Seminar: 359 Hum/SocSci
* Graduate Professionalization Seminar: Cowell Conference Room 
* Graduate Professionalization Seminar:
2:00-3:45 PM Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Tuesday night's screening): David Copperfield (1935) 210 Humanities 1 
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
4:00-5:15 PM VIRTUAL Lecture: Derrick R. Spires (Cornell University)
"Iola Leroy and Frances Harper’s Serial Networks"
Virtual, streaming to Humanities Lecture Hall
5:15-6:15 PM Dickens Code: Solving Dickens's Shorthand Texts 210 Humanities 1 
6:15-7:00 PM Dinner Dining Hall
7:15-9:00 PM Early Film Screening: David Copperfield (2019)
Humanities Lecture Hall
7:15-11:00 PM Free Time
Schedule for July 28
THURSDAY, JULY 28
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:15-10:15 AM Coffee and tea available Humanities Plaza
8:45-10:00 AM Dickensian Doors to Public Engagement and Career Skills
9:00-10:00 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups A: Cowell 131
B: Cowell 134
C: Stevenson 175
D: Virtual
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop Cowell Conference Room 
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop 359 Hum/SocSci
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop 402 Humanities 1 
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop 408 Humanities 1 
10:15-11:30 AM VIRTUAL Lecture: Kimberly Snyder Manganelli (Clemson University)
"Incidents in the Lives of Emily Peggotty and Iola Leroy: Sexual Agency and Specters of Slavery in the Nineteenth-Century Bildungsroman"
Virtual, streaming to Humanities Lecture Hall
11:45-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel A: 202 Humanities 1
B: 402 Humanities 1
C: 408 Humanities 1
D: 359 Hum/SocSci
E: Cowell Conference Room
F: Cowell 131
G: Cowell 134
H: Virtual
* Faculty Seminar Virtual
1:00-1:45 PM Lunch Dining Hall
2:00-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars A: Cowell 134
B: Cowell 131
C: Virtual
Undergraduate Seminars 202 Humanities 1 
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars A: 402 Humanities 1
B: 408 Humanities 1
C: 359 Hum/SocSci
2:00-3:45 PM Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Wednesday night's screening): David Copperfield (2019) 210 Humanities 1 
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
4:00-5:15 PM VIRTUAL Lecture: Nazera Sadiq Wright (University of Kentucky): "Black Girlhood and Public Careers in Frances E. W. Harper’s Trial and Triumph"
Virtual, streaming to Humanities Lecture Hall
5:15-6:15 PM Dickens Code: Solving Dickens's Shorthand Texts 210 Humanities 1 
6:15-7:00 PM Dinner Dining Hall
7:00-7:45 PM Post-Prandial Potations, Dickens Project T-shirt and Sweatshirt Sale Humanities Lecture Hall
7:45-8:45 PM Entertainment: TBA
Humanities Lecture Hall
9:00-10:30 PM Grand Party, to which everyone is invited (hosted by the Friends) Wagstaff Fireside Lounge
Schedule for July 29
FRIDAY, JULY 29
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:15-10:15 AM Coffee and tea available Humanities Plaza
9:00-10:00 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups A: Cowell 131
B: Cowell 134
C: Stevenson 175
D: Virtual
10:15-11:30 AM Lecture: Jacqueline Barrios (University of Arizona)
"Novel Belonging: Making a South LA Universe"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:45-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel A: 202 Humanities 1
B: 402 Humanities 1
C: 408 Humanities 1
D: 359 Hum/SocSci
E: Cowell Conference Room
F: Cowell 131
G: Cowell 134
H: Virtual
* VIRTUAL Faculty Seminar Virtual
1:00-1:45 PM Lunch Dining Hall
Road Scholars Special Catered Lunch Stevenson 180, Event Center
2:00-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars A: Cowell 134
B: Cowell 131
3:15-4:15 PM Discussion: Nancy Churnin (author) and Murray Baumgarten (UC Santa Cruz)
"Dear Mr. Dickens"
Humanities Lecture Hall
4:30-5:45 PM Fireside Chat with John O. Jordan (UC Santa Cruz) and Renée Fox (UC Santa Cruz) Humanities Lecture Hall
6:15-7:00 PM Dinner Dining Hall
7:00-7:45 PM Post-Prandial Potations Humanities Plaza
Final Sale of Dickens Project Tees and Sweatshirts Humanities Plaza
7:45-8:30 PM Friends of the Dickens Project Fundraising Auction Humanities Lecture Hall
Announcement of the 2023 novel. Copies will be available for sale. Humanities Lecture Hall
8:30-11:00 PM Victorian Dance Stevenson Event Center
Schedule for July 30
SATURDAY, JULY 30
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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