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 05/15/2018)

 


SATURDAY, JULY 14
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2:00-4:00 PM Faculty and Graduate Students
Check-in and Registration
Maps: Overview | Cowell | Stevenson
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
* All Graduate Students Meeting
10:00-10:30 AM * Morning Coffee and Pastries
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
12:45-1:30 PM * Lunch Dining Hall
2:00-4:00 PM Universe Participants
Check-in
and Registration
Maps: Overview | Cowell | Stevenson
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 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: John O. Jordan (Director of the Dickens Project) Humanities Lecture Hall
Lecture: James Buzard (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Title TBA
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
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
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
Yoga with Kristl Commander Humanities Quad
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters 210 Humanities 1
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Sunday night's screening)
Undergraduate Seminars
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Humanities Plaza & Quad
Farce Rehearsal  Stevenson Event Center
4:00-5:00 PM Talk: Courtney Hopf (New York University, London)
"Streets and Spaces of Dorrit: From Page to Screen"
Humanities Lecture Hall
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
*Graduate Student Publication Workshop
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Deciphering Dickens - Registration required
359 Humanities 2
Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey
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
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
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
Yoga with Kristl Commander Humanities Quad
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters 210 Humanities 1
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Monday night's screening)
Undergraduate Seminars
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
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 Humanities Plaza & Quad
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
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Deciphering Dickens - Registration required
359 Humanities 2
Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey
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
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
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
Yoga with Kristl Commander Humanities Quad
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters 210 Humanities 1
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Tuesday night's screening)
Undergraduate Seminars
* Graduate Student Professionalization Seminar: Dissertation Writing and Repurposings"
* Graduate Student Professionalization Seminar: "Journal Submission & Publication"
* Graduate Student Professionalization Seminar: "The Job Market"
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 Humanities Plaza & Quad
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
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Deciphering Dickens - Registration required
359 Humanities 2
Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey
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
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
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
Yoga with Kristl Commander Humanities Quad
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters 210 Humanities 1
* Faculty Seminar
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch Dining Hall
1:45-3:00 PM Dickensian Seminars
Repeat Film Screening (repeat of Wednesday night's screening)
Undergraduate Seminars
* Faculty-led Graduate Student Seminars
3:00-3:45 PM Victorian Tea presented by the Friends of the Dickens Project Humanities Plaza & Quad
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), Marlene Tromp (UC Santa Cruz)
Humanities Lecture Hall
* Graduate Student Pedagogy Workshop
* Graduate Student Publication Workshop
5:15-6:00 PM Research Project: John Bowen (York University) and Douglas Dodds (V&A Museum)
Deciphering Dickens - Registration required
359 Humanities 2
Victorian Dance Lessons with Annie Laskey
6:00-6:45 PM Dinner Dining Hall
6:45-7:30 PM Post-Prandial Potations, UCSC's Bay Tree Bookstore Book Sale Humanities Plaza & Quad
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
9:00-9:45 AM Faculty-led Contextual Discussion Groups
19th-Century Seminar
* Graduate Student Presentation Workshop
* Graduate Student Writing Workshop
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
Yoga with Kristl Commander Humanities Quad
** Meeting of the NEH Summer Seminar: Why Literature Matters
* Faculty Seminar
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
3:15-4:30 PM Dickens Project's Director's Report with John O. Jordan
4:45-5:45 PM
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
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.
Cowell College Circle
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