I interrupt the flow of discussion with some exciting news. There will be an event at the annual literary festival at the University of Leicester to celebrate the blog. ‘Dickens week by week’ is on Fri 9th Nov 2012 from 4-5pm. Details below. It would be really fantastic if lots of us involved can be there to participate in a face-to-face supplement to our online conversations. It will be great to get to meet you, and there will be a reception afterwards with time to socialise. Tickets are free, but so that we can keep an eye on numbers we ask that they are booked in advance. There are lots of other Dickens events in the Literary Leicester programme, including Claire Tomalin on Wednesday 7th Nov, and a launch of the poetry collection ‘A Mutual Friend’ to follow the Dickens ‘Week by Week’ event. More festival details are at: http://www2.le.ac.uk/institution/literary-leicester
Dickens Week by Week
|When||Nov 09, 2012
from 4 PM to 5 PM
|Where||Library Floor 1 Seminar Room, David Wilson Library|
|Contact Name||Pritty Wadhia|
|Contact Phone||0116 252 2320|
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A Roundtable on Serialisation, Dickens’ Journals, and How it Feels to Read A Tale of Two Cities from April to November
Share experiences of reading and watching serials, and think about Dickens from a different perspective in this event, which is part of the Festival’s commemoration of the Dickens bi-centenary.
The University’s Victorian Studies Centre has been celebrating the author’s 200th birthday in a project that reads Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities as it first appeared in 31 weekly parts. The Centre, together with the Dickens Journals Online project, and Dickens fans across the world, has created an online serial reading group, in which participants share responses to the installments each week in a blog. The project is reaching a climax with only three parts left to go – just nobody give away the ending!
In this event a roundtable of bloggers reflect on their experiences of Dickens by installment, and open up discussions about the nature of reading, and the experience of serials in the Victorian period and today.
The Charles Dickens exhibition in the David Wilson Library is open throughout the festival.