Detailed Schedule for the Dickens Universe

SAT

July 14

SUN

July 15

MON

July 16

TUE

July 17

WED

July 18

THU

July 19

FRI

July 20

SAT

July 21


The 2018 Dickens Universe begins on Sunday, July 15 and ends Saturday, July 21. Faculty and grad students should arrive Saturday afternoon, July 14 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 06/19/2018)

 


SATURDAY, JULY 14
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2:00-4:00 PM Faculty and Graduate Students
Check-in and Registration
Maps: Overview | Cowell | Stevenson
Cowell College Circle
5:30-7:30 PM * Welcome Dinner Stevenson Event Center
7:30-9:30 PM * Orientation for Faculty and Grads by John O. Jordan Stevenson Event Center

SUNDAY, JULY 15
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8:00-8:45 AM * Breakfast Dining Hall
8:45-10:00 AM * Consortium Faculty Planning Meeting Stevenson 175
* All Graduate Students Meeting Humanities 2, Room 259
10:00-10:30 AM * Morning Coffee and Pastries Cowell Fireside Lounge
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 Humanities 2, Room 259
12:45-1:30 PM * Lunch Dining Hall
2:00-4:00 PM Universe Participants
Check-in
and Registration
Maps: Overview | Cowell | Stevenson
Stevenson College Circle
2:00-3:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting Humanities 1, Room 402
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: Renee Fox (Co-Director of the Dickens Project) Humanities Lecture Hall
Lecture: James Buzard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Liquid Dorrit"
Humanities Lecture Hall
9:15-10:45 PM Film Screening: Little Dorrit: Nobody's Fault (1987, Sands Films), first half of part one
Humanities Lecture Hall
MONDAY, JULY 16
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Morning Coffee and Tea Service Cowell Fireside Lounge
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups Humanities 1, Rooms 202, 210; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132
19th-Century Seminar Humanities 1, Room 620
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop Humanities 1, Room 402
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop Humanities 1, Room 408
10:00-11:15 AM Lecture: Daniel Stout (University of Mississippi)
"Little, Maybe Less: Dickens's Vanishing Points"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:30-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel Humanities 1, Rooms 202, 210; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132, Cowell Fireside Lounge; Stevenson 177, Stevenson 131
Yoga with Kristl Commander Humanities Quad
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters Humanities 1, Room 402
* Faculty Seminar Stevenson 175
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars Stevenson 131, 177
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Sunday night's screening) Humanities 1, Room 210
Undergraduate Seminars Humanities 1, Rooms 402, 408
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars Humanities 1, Room 202; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132, Cowell Fireside Lounge
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
Farce Rehearsal  Stevenson Event Center
4:00-5:00 PM Talk: Courtney Hopf (New York University, London)
"The Streets and Spaces of Dorrit"
Humanities Lecture Hall
Undergraduate and High School Student Writing Workshop with Julie Minnis Humanities 1, Room 202
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop Humanities 1, Rooms 402, 408
*Graduate Student Publication Workshop Humanities 1, Room 620
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Deciphering Dickens - Registration required
Humanities 2, Room 359
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: Sharon Aronofsky Weltman (Louisiana State University)
"The Littleness of Little Dorrit"
Humanities Lecture Hall
9:15-10:45 PM Film Screening: Little Dorrit: Nobody's Fault (1987, Sands Films), second half of part one Humanities Lecture Hall
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Coffee and tea available Cowell Fireside Lounge
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups Humanities 1, Rooms 202, 210; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132
19th-Century Seminar Humanities 1, Room 620
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop Humanities 1, Room 402
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop Humanities 1, Room 408
10:00-11:15 AM Lecture: Cornelia Pearsall (Smith College)
"Little Dorrit's Dead Letter"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:30-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel Humanities 1, Rooms 202, 210; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132, Cowell Fireside Lounge; Stevenson 177, Stevenson 131
Yoga with Kristl Commander Humanities Quad
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters Humanities 1, Room 402
* Faculty Seminar Stevenson 175
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars Stevenson 131, 177
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Monday night's screening) Humanities 1, Room 210
Undergraduate Seminars Humanities 1, Rooms 402, 408
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars Humanities 1, Room 202; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132, Cowell Fireside Lounge
1:45-3:45 PM Field Trip: Tour of the Grateful Dead Archive and UCSC's Special Collections - Registration required Meet at the Cowell Fountain to walk to McHenry Library
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
Farce Rehearsal Stevenson Event Center
4:00-5:00 PM Talk: Jon Varese (Dickens Project)
The Spirit Photographer: A Novel, a conversation with the author, moderated by Daniel Novak (University of Mississippi) with an introduction by John O. Jordan (Dickens Project)
Humanities Lecture Hall
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop Humanities 1, Room 402, 408
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop Humanities 1, Room 620
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Deciphering Dickens - Registration required
Humanities 2, Room 359
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: Jason Rudy (University of Maryland)
"Dorrit Down Under"
Humanities Lecture Hall
9:15-10:45 PM Film Screening: Little Dorrit: Little Dorrit's Story (1987, Sands Films), first half of part two Humanities Lecture Hall
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM  Coffee and tea available Cowell Fireside Lounge
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups Humanities 1, Rooms 202, 210; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132
19th-Century Seminar Humanities 1, Room 620
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop Humanities 1, Room 402
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop Humanities 1, Room 408
10:00-11:15 AM Lecture: Peter Logan (Temple University)
"Victorian Madness"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:30-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel Humanities 1, Rooms 202, 210; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132, Cowell Fireside Lounge; Stevenson 177, Stevenson 131
Yoga with Kristl Commander Humanities Quad
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters Humanities 1, Room 402
* Faculty Seminar Stevenson 175
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars Stevenson 131, 177
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Tuesday night's screening) Humanities 1, Room 210
Undergraduate Seminars Humanities 1, Rooms 402, 408
* Graduate Student Professionalization Seminar: Dissertation Writing and Repurposings" Humanities 1, Room 202
* Graduate Student Professionalization Seminar: "Journal Submission & Publication" Humanities 2, Room 259
* Graduate Student Professionalization Seminar: "The Job Market" Cowell 132
1:45-3:45 PM Field Trip: Walking tour of UCSC's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems - Registration required Meet at the Cowell Fountain to walk to the farm
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
Farce Rehearsal Stevenson Event Center
4:00-5:00 PM Panel: Jason Rudy (University of Maryland) 
and Tricia Lootens (University of Georgia)
"Which Victorians? Whose Victorianism? Race, Slavery, and an Opening Universe"
Moderated by Ryan Fong (Kalamazoo College)
Humanities Lecture Hall
Undergraduate and High School Student Writing Workshop with Julie Minnis Humanities 1, Room 202
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Deciphering Dickens - Registration required
Humanities 2, Room 359
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: Little Dorrit: Little Dorrit's Story (1987, Sands Films), second half of part two Humanities Lecture Hall
THURSDAY, JULY 19
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Coffee and tea available Cowell Fireside Lounge
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups Humanities 1, Rooms 202, 210; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132
19th-Century Seminar Humanities 1, Room 620
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop Humanities 1, Room 402
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop Humanities 1, Room 408
10:00-11:15 AM Lecture: Sukanya Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
"Writing Bureaucracy, Bureaucratic Writing"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:30-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel Humanities 1, Rooms 202, 210; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132, Cowell Fireside Lounge; Stevenson 177, Stevenson 131
Yoga with Kristl Commander Humanities Quad
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters Humanities 1, Room 402
* Faculty Seminar Stevenson 175
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars Stevenson 131, 177
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Wednesday night's screening) Humanities 1, Room 210
Undergraduate Seminars Humanities 1, Rooms 402, 408
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars Humanities 1, Room 202; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132, Cowell Fireside Lounge
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Stevenson Plaza
Farce Rehearsal Stevenson Event Center
4:00-5:00 PM Panel: "Power in the Academic Profession: Intersections of Gender and Race"
Carolyn Dever (Dartmouth College), Jill Galvan (Ohio State University), Grace Lavery (UC Berkeley)
Humanities Lecture Hall
Undergraduate and High School Student Writing Workshop with Julie Minnis Humanities 1, Room 202
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop Humanities 1, Room 402, 408
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop Humanities 1, Room 620
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Deciphering Dickens - Registration required
Humanities 2, Room 359
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 "Everybody's Fault: A Dickensian Travesty"
Farce by Adam Abraham (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Stevenson Event Center
9:00-10:30 PM Grand Party, to which everyone is invited (hosted by the Friends) Stevenson Event Center
FRIDAY, JULY 20
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8:00-8:45 AM Breakfast Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Coffee and tea available Cowell Fireside Lounge
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups Humanities 1, Rooms 202, 210; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132
19th-Century Seminar Humanities 1, Room 620
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop Humanities 1, Room 402
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop Humanities 1, Room 408
10:00-11:15 AM Lecture: Kathleen Frederickson (UC Davis)
"The Wade Trade"
Humanities Lecture Hall
11:30-12:45 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel Humanities 1, Rooms 202, 210; Humanities 2, Room 259; Cowell Library, Cowell 132, Cowell Fireside Lounge; Stevenson 177, Stevenson 131
Yoga with Kristl Commander Humanities Quad
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters Humanities 1, Room 402
* Faculty Seminar Stevenson 175
12:45-1:30 PM Road Scholars Special Catered Lunch Stevenson Event Center
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars Stevenson 131, 177
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 2019 novel. Bay Tree will have copies available for sale.
8:30-11:00 PM Victorian Dance
SATURDAY, JULY 21
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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