In the news today: earliest Dickens film discovered

‘The Death of Poor Joe’, filmed in 1901, was discovered for the first time last month.  Click here to read the full story.

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The Conference Ends Without Closing

On behalf of the Wiley-Blackwell Dickens Conference Team, we’d like to thank all of you – our wonderful speakers, our authors, invited discussants, and registered delegates – for making this such a stimulating event.  There have been some fascinating discussions – and they don’t have to end here, just because we’ve reached the end of the program!  You’re welcome to continue your discussions, and the content will remain free on the site for some while yet.  We’re about to send a short survey about your experience of the conference.  Please do tell us what you think – your feedback will help us greatly to ensure that future events meet your needs.

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Dickens’s World – Special Issue 2

Wiley-Blackwell is delighted to release the following special issue as part of the ‘Dickens’s World’ Online Conference – read the articles below for FREE!

Victorian Psychology and the Novel
Anne Stiles
Originally published in Literature Compass Read the rest of this entry »

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Conference Paper: Victorian Print Culture, Journalism and the Novel

Matthew Rubery
(Queen Mary, University of Londonr)

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Video: ‘Celebrating Dickens’

In this short snippet, Prof. Jon Mee from the University of Warwick talks about the Celebrating Dickens Project that he and his colleagues have been working on, which includes a mobile phone app, a series of podcasts and a 45 minute documentary.

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Conference Paper: The Manly Mind? Revisiting the Victorian ‘Sex in Brain’ Debate

Rob Boddice
(Humboldt University, Berlin)

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Dickens conference hashtag

Just a reminder to use #dickens2012 on any of your tweets.  We’re seeing some interesting tweets already, so join in the discussion:

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Keynote Lecture: Psychology, Gender, and the Brain in Dickens Scholarship – Prof. Anne Stiles

Literature Compass editor and author, Anne Stiles (St. Louis University) shares her thoughts on scholarship regarding Dickens, psychology, gender and the brain.

Papers discussed are:

The Manly Mind? Revisiting the Victorian ‘Sex in Brain’ Debate by Rob Boddice
Victorian Sexualities by Holly Furneaux
Unsettling the Normative: Articulations of Masculinity in Victorian Literature and Culture by Dustin Friedman
Dickens and Women by Kathryn Sutherland
In Such a State of Ink: Adolescents in the Novels of Charles Dickens by Elizabeth Welburn
Victorian Psychology and the Novel by Anne Stiles
David Copperfield as Psychological Fiction by Mark Spilka

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Conference Paper: Global Dickens

John O. Jordan
(University of California, Santa Cruz)

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Dickens’s World – Special Issue 1

Wiley-Blackwell is delighted to release the following special issue as part of the ‘Dickens’s World’ Online Conference – read the articles below for FREE!

PUTTING THE WORLD INTO A BOX: A GEOGRAPHY OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY ‘TRAVELLING LANDSCAPES’
Veronica Della Dora
Originally published in Geografiska Annaler Read the rest of this entry »

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