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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Charles Dickens Bicentennial Celebration

A Charles Dickens Bicentennial Celebration will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8th from 3-4:30pm and Friday Nov. 9th from 1-3pm in Lind Hall 207A. These events are presented by the Nineteenth Century Subfield and will feature Prof. James Eli Adams as the keynote speaker.

The Nineteenth Century Subfield Presents:

A Charles Dickens Bicentennial Celebration, November 8th and 9th

Thursday, November 8th, 3-4:30 p.m.
Our keynote speaker, Professor James Eli Adams of Columbia University, will present "At Home with Phil and George: Dickens, Domesticity, Desire." Professor Adams's most recent book, A History of Victorian Literature, was the winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2009. His other works include Encyclopedia of the Victorian Era (Editor-in-Chief), Sexualities in Victorian Britain (Editor), and Dandies and Desert Saints: Styles of Victorian Masculinity. Professor Adams's current project is entitled The Uses of Inheritance: Identity and Agency in Britain, 1789-1895.
Friday, November 9th, 1-3 p.m.
University of Minnesota Professors Anna Clark (Department of History), Michael Hancher (Department of English), and Gordon Hirsch (Department of English) will present on aspects of Dickens's life, illustrations of his novels, and a silent film of A Christmas Carol. Readings of Dickens's works and fun Dickens trivia will follow.
Both events are free and open to the public and will be held in in Lind Hall 207A. We hope to see you there!
Cosponsored by the Department of English, Student Activities Grants Initiatives, and GAPSA.
Please contact nineteen@umn.edu or visit http://sites.google.com/site/19subfield/ for more information or Click here for a flyer for the event.