After Dickens

Friday 2 December 2016, 10.00AM

to Saturday 3 December 2016, 5.00pm

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Kamilla Elliott (Lancaster University)
  • Professor Juliet John (Royal Holloway)

The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have seen continued efforts to recapture the characteristically Dickensian, from research into Dickens’s lasting influence and popularity to the wider public’s engagement with Dickensian literary tourism and a century of film adaptations. The Inimitable’s legacy has come to encompass both conventional and innovative forms – the most recent being the BBC’s Dickensian TV series, with its new lives for well-loved characters outside of the author’s imagination.  This two-day conference aims to bring together new research into Dickens’s afterlife and legacy, from his influence on Victorian literature, social reform and literary criticism to biographies, reminiscences and reimaginings in the twentieth century and beyond.

For call for papers and further information please see the After Dickens website or email the principal organiser, Emily Bowles.

Registration will open in July 2016.

This event is sponsored by the Modern School, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York.

 

Location: Berrick Saul Building, University of York Campus West