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 astericks are open to NEH Summer Scholars only.

Details are subject to change. Please check back for updated information. (Last updated 02/07/2018)

 


SATURDAY, JULY 14
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2:00-4:00 PM Faculty and Graduate Students Check-in and Registration
(see maps: overview | Cowell detail)
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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Universe Participants Check-in and Registration, 2:00-4:00 PM
(see maps: overview | Cowell detail)
Cowell College Circle
7:45-8:30 AM * Breakfast Cowell Dining Hall
8:30-10:00 AM * Consortium Faculty Planning Meeting
* All Graduate Students Meeting
10:00-10:30 AM * Morning Coffee and Pastries
10:30-12:00 AM * Plenary Meeting of Faculty and Graduate Students
12:00-2:00 PM Friends of the Dickens Project Board Meeting
12:45-1:30 PM * Lunch Cowell Dining Hall
2:00-4:00 PM Universe Participants Check-in and Registration
(see maps: overview | detail)
Cowell Circle
2:00-3:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting
5:15-6:00 PM Special Gathering and Orientation for Road Scholars and First-Timers with Friends of the Dickens Project Board Members
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Cowell Dining Hall
6:30-7:30 PM Post-Prandial Potations (refreshments)
7:30-9:00 PM Welcome: John O. Jordan (Director of the Dickens Project)
Lecture: James Buzard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Title TBA
9:15-11:15 PM Film Screening: Little Dorrit (1987): Nobody's Fault, first half
MONDAY, JULY 16
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8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast Cowell Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Morning Coffee and Tea Service
8:45-9:30 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Danield Stout (University of Mississippi)
"Little, Maybe Less: Dickens's Vanishing Points"
11:15-12:30 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Cowell Dining Hall
1:30-2:45 PM Dickensian Seminar
Undergraduate Seminars
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project
4:00-5:15 PM Talk: Courtney Hopf (New York University, London)
"Streets and Spaces of Dorrit: From Page to Screen"
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
* Graudate Student Publication Workshop
4:00-6:00 PM Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Sunday night's screening)
5:15-6:00 PM Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Cowell Dining Hall
6:30-7:30 PM Post-Prandial Potations, Dickens Project Tees and Sweatshirt Sale, and UCSC's Bay Tree Bookstore Book Sale
7:30-9:00 PM Lecture: Sharon Aronofsky Weltman (Louisiana State University)
"The Littleness of Little Dorrit"
9:15-11:15 PM Film Screening: Little Dorrit (1987): Nobody's Fault, second half
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8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast Cowell Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Coffee and tea available
8:45-9:30 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Cornelia Pearsall (Smith College)
"Little Dorrit's Dead Letter"
11:15-12:30 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Cowell Dining Hall
1:30-2:45 PM Dickensian Seminar
Undergraduate Seminars
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
1:45-3:45 PM Field Trip: TBA (registration required)
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project
4:00-5:15 PM

Talk: Jon Varese (Dickens Project Director of Outreach)
The Spirit Photographer: A Novel, a Conversation with the Author
Introduction by John O. Jordan (Dickens Project)

* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop
4:00-6:00 PM Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Monday night's screening)
5:15-6:00 PM Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Cowell Dining Hall
6:30-7:30 PM Post-Prandial Potations (refreshments), UCSC's Bay Tree Bookstore Book Sale
7:30-9:00 PM Lecture: Jason Rudy (University of Maryland)
"Dorrit Down Under"
9:15-11:15 PM Film Screening: Little Dorrit (1987): Little Dorrit's Story, first half
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
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8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast Cowell Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM  Coffee and tea available
8:45-9:30 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Peter Logan (Temple University)
"Victorian Madness"
11:15-12:30 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Cowell Dining Hall
1:30-2:45 PM Dickensian Seminar
Undergraduate Seminars
* Graduate Student Professionalization Seminar: Dissertation Writing and Re-purposings"
* Graduate Student Professionalization Seminar: "Journal Submission & Publication"
* Graduate Student Professionalization Seminar: "The Job Market"
1:45-3:45 PM Field Trip: TBA (registration required)
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project
4:00-5:15 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)
4:00-6:00 PM Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Tuesday night's screening)
5:15-6:00 PM Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Cowell Dining Hall
Free Evening
7:00-8:15 PM Early Film Screening: Little Dorrit (1987): Little Dorrit's Story, second half
THURSDAY, JULY 19
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8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast Cowell Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Coffee and tea available
8:45-9:30 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
9:45-11:00 AM

Lecture: Sukanya Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
"Writing Bureaucracy, Bureaucratic Writing"

11:15-12:30 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Cowell Dining Hall
1:30-2:45 PM Dickensian Seminar
Undergraduate Seminars
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project
4:00-5:15 PM Panel: "Power in the Academic Profession: Intersections of Gender and Race"
Carolyn Dever (Dartmouth College), Jill Galvan (Ohio State University), Jos Lavery (UC Berkeley), Marlene Tromp (UC Santa Cruz)
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop
4:00-6:00 PM Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Wednesday night's screening)
5:15-6:00 PM Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Cowell Dining Hall
6:00-7:00 PM Post-Prandial Potations, UCSC's Bay Tree Bookstore Book Sale
7:00-9:00 PM Performance: Farce by Adam Abraham
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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8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast Cowell Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Coffee and tea available
8:45-9:30 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
9:45-11:00 AM Lecture: Kathleen Frederickson (UC Davis)
"The Wade Trade"
11:15-12:30 PM Graduate Student-led Workshops on the Novel
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters
* Faculty Seminar
12:30-1:30 PM Road Scholars Special Catered Lunch
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Cowell Dining Hall
3:00-5:00 PM Road Scholars Field Trip: TBA (registration required)
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Cowell Dining Hall
6:30-7:30 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
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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8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast Cowell Dining Hall
8:00-10:00 AM Check-out, Return Keys and Meal Cards
9:00 and 10:00 AM Everyone departs. See you next year!
Return Shuttles to SJC and SFO Airports
(reservations required)
Cowell College Circle