The History of the Universe

Dickens Universe novels by year with conference programs, and accompanying pre-conference programs, and graduate winter conference programs
Year Novel(s) Weekend Conference Winter Graduate Conference
1981 Great Expectations
1982 A Tale of Two Cities Dickens and Carlyle
1983 David Copperfield Victorian Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction Dickens and the Fantastic
1984 Martin Chuzzlewit Dickens and Twain
1985 Oliver Twist Cinematic Affinities: Dickens, Fiction, and Film
1986 Our Mutual Friend Dickens, Shakespeare, and the Theatre
1987 Dombey and Son Dickens, Women, and Victorian Culture
1988 Bleak House Legal Fictions: Dickens, Victorian Society, and the Law
1989 Old Curiosity Shop Dickens, Sentimentality, and Victorian Culture
1990 Little Dorrit Debt and Victorian Culture
1991 Pickwick Papers Masterpieces in the Marketplace: Victorian Publishing and the Circulation of Books
1992 Nicholas Nickleby Victorian Literature and the Visual Imagination
1993 The Mystery of Edwin Drood Victorian Mystery
1994 Hard Times Victorian Work
1995 Great Expectations and Jane Eyre Victorian Mind
1996 The Christmas Books Victorian Spectacle
1997 David Copperfield and Pride and Prejudice Reversions: 20th-Century Appropriations of 19th-Century Culture
1998 Oliver Twist and the Alice Books Forms of Victorian Violence
1999 Barnaby Rudge Victoria Redressed: Feminism and 19th-Century Studies
2000 Our Mutual Friend Victorian Waste
2001 Bleak House Victorian Exhibitions
2002 Dombey and Son Victorian Business
2003 Old Curiosity Shop Victorian Soundings
2004 A Tale of Two Cities Victorian Terrors
2005 Little Dorrit Dickens: Life and Afterlife
2006 Nicholas Nickleby Urbanism, Urbanity, and the 19th-Century Novel UC Los Angeles
2007 Pickwick Papers Rutgers University
2008 Hard Times and Mary Barton UC Davis
2009 David Copperfield Vanderbilt University
2010 Oliver Twist and Sketches by Boz UC Los Angeles
2011 Great Expectations Victorian Futures Rice University
2012 Bleak House Dickens! Author and Authorship UC Santa Cruz
2013 The Mystery of Edwin Drood and The Moonstone Louisiana State University
2014 Our Mutual Friend UC Los Angeles
2015 Martin Chuzzlewit and American Notes The Long, Wide Nineteenth Century University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2016 Dombey and Son UC Davis
2017 Middlemarch Form and Reform University of Kentucky
2018 Little Dorrit UC Riverside
2019 Barnaby Rudge UC Los Angeles
2020 Virtual Dickens Universe, an introduction to Frances E.W. Harper's Iola Leroy or, Shadows Uplifted Vanderbilt University
2021 A Christmas Carol Virtual
2022 David Copperfield and Iola Leroy or, Shadows Uplifted Virtual
2023 A Tale of Two Cities UC Santa Cruz
2024 Great Expectations University of Maryland
2025 To be announced! UC Los Angeles