Detailed Schedule for the Dickens Universe

Schedule by Day

SUN

July 24

MON

July 25

TUE

July 26

WED

July 27

THU

July 28

FRI

July 29

Schedule for July 24
SUNDAY, JULY 24
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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)
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Schedule for July 25
MONDAY, JULY 25
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9:00-10:00 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Group Zoom
10:15-11:30 AM Lecture: Helena Michie (Rice University)
"Blood and Choice: Rethinking the Marriage Plot through Iola Leroy"
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11:45-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshop on the Novels Zoom
2:00-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminar Zoom
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)
Zoom
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"
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Schedule for July 26
TUESDAY, JULY 26
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9:00-10:00 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Group Zoom
10:15-11:30 AM Lecture: Brigitte Fielder (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
"White Mediocrity and Genre"
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11:45-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshop on the Novels Zoom
2:00-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminar Zoom
4:00-5:15 PM VIRTUAL Lecture: Meredith McGill (Rutgers University)
"Backstory"
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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"

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Schedule for July 27
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
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9:00-10:00 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Group Zoom
10:15-11:30 AM Lecture: John O. Jordan (UC Santa Cruz)
"Personal History"
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11:45-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshop on the Novels Zoom
2:00-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminar Zoom
4:00-5:15 PM VIRTUAL Lecture: Derrick R. Spires (Cornell University)
"Iola Leroy and Frances Harper’s Serial Networks"
Zoom
Schedule for July 28
THURSDAY, JULY 28
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9:00-10:00 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Group Zoom
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"
Zoom
11:45-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshop on the Novels Zoom
2:00-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminar Zoom
4:00-5:15 PM VIRTUAL Lecture: Nazera Sadiq Wright (University of Kentucky)
"Frances E.W. Harper's Libraries"
Zoom
Schedule for July 29
FRIDAY, JULY 29
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9:00-10:00 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Group Zoom
10:15-11:30 AM Lecture: Jacqueline Barrios (University of Arizona)
"Novel Belonging: Making a South LA Universe"
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11:45-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshop on the Novels Zoom
2:00-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminar Zoom
3:15-4:15 PM Discussion: Nancy Churnin (author) and Murray Baumgarten (UC Santa Cruz)
"Dear Mr. Dickens: The True Story of the Woman Who Wrote the Letter I'd Dreamed of Writing to Charles Dickens"
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4:30-5:45 PM Fireside Chat with John O. Jordan (UC Santa Cruz) and Renée Fox (UC Santa Cruz) Zoom
7:45-8:30 PM Friends of the Dickens Project Fundraising Auction Zoom
Announcement of the 2023 novel. Zoom