Dickens Day 2012: Blog

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Charles Dickens action figureThe topic for Dickens Day 2012 was “Dickens and popular culture”, which invited a diverse range of responses to Dickens’s popularity both then and now.

The programme considered Dicken's role in popular culture from his own age to ours. The day was divided into two, with morning sessions looking at Dickens ‘Then’ (i.e. – the nineteenth century) and the afternoon at ‘Now’.

The day involved talks, readings, panel discussions and papers, including research inspired by the work of the late Sally Ledger, whose book Dickens and the Popular Radical Imagination was an important foundation for this event.

If you were unable to attend, or did attend, and would like a reminder of some of the highlights, Dr Charlotte Mathieson, Associate Fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick, has written a blog about the programme.

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