About Ben Winyard

Ben Winyard is the Digital Publications Officer at Birkbeck, University of London. He completed his PhD at Birkbeck, where he also worked as an intern on '19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century' (www.19.bbk.ac.uk). More recently, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher and senior editor on the Dickens Journals Online project (www.djo.org.uk).

Our Mutual Friend Reading Project

Some of you may be interested in joining a new Dickens reading project, looking at Our Mutual Friend from May 2014 to November 2015 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the novel’s original publication in May 1864 and to celebrate the forthcoming 10th anniversary of Birkbeck’s online journal 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century.

You can read the first instalment here and we will be blogging and commenting in May — date TBC.

We do hope you’ll be able to join us!

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New Reading and Blogging Project: ‘No Name’ by Wilkie Collins

On 15th March 2013, we will be launching an exciting new reading and blogging project, following Wilkie Collins’s sensational 1862-63 novel No Name week-by-week in the pages of All the Year Round, as the original readers would have done.

You can access the weekly parts, via Dickens Journals Online, here

Follow the new blog here

We do hope you’ll be able to join us!

Thank You…and Watch This Space!

As our blogging journey comes to an end, we would just like to thank all of you who have read, commented and bloggged with us since April. It has been a wonderful and fascinating experience and I think we have all learnt something new about Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities and All the Year Round.

This seems like the perfect moment for you to share your feedback with us, so please use the comments below to let us know your experiences — good, bad and otherwise! Also, if you haven’t already then please do take a moment to complete our users’ survey. There are only 10  questions and it will only take 5-10 minutes. We have had such fascinating and useful responses so far:

A Tale of Two Cities Blog User’ Survey 

Those of you familiar with Household Words and All the Year Round will know that the last page often featured small adverts for new novel serialisations. So, in that spirit…

COMMENCING IN THE NEW YEAR

A NEW WEEK-BY WEEK BLOG! 

FEATURING A ‘SENSATIONAL’ VICTORIAN NOVELIST

Available from all good internet providers 

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with details of the new blog then please either check back here in the New Year, or send us your email (djo@buckingham.ac.uk) and we will contact you.

We Want to Hear From You!

Please do let us know about your experience of the blog and of reading A Tale of Two Cities week-by-week. Even if you have only just discovered this blog, or you have only been dipping in and out, or you have been reading but not posting, we want to hear from you! Any and all feedback will be incredibly useful. The survey only consists of 10 questions and will take less than 10 minutes to complete:

Click here to take our A Tale of Two Cities Users’ Survey 

If you have any further comments or feedback about any aspect of the project, then please do email us: djo@buckingham.ac.uk.

Also, please email us your contact details so we can keep you updated about our new blog… Watch this space!

We Want to Hear From You!

As we reach the end of our blog journey (break out the hankies!), we are very keen to hear from our readers and bloggers about their experiences of reading A Tale of Two Cities week-by-week and of reading and/or contributing to the blog. Even if you have only just discovered this blog, or you have only been dipping in and out, or you have been reading but not posting, we want to hear from you! Any and all feedback will be incredibly useful.

Click here to take our A Tale of Two Cities Users’ Survey 

If you have any further comments or feedback about any aspect of the project, then please do email us: djo@buckingham.ac.uk.

Also, discussions are afoot to blog a different novel in 2013. Let us know your thoughts and watch this space…