Please consider joining the Charles Dickens Society for our annual Symposium, this year to be held virtually July 12-14.
Though we are all a bit Zoom-weary, and though we were sad initially to give up our plans to meet in person this year, the virtual format for our 26th Symposium has one distinct advantage: anyone who wishes to attend any (or all) of the Symposium may do so by paying the modest registration fee of $15 (unsalaried scholars) or $20 (salaried scholars). And, precisely because many are Zoom-weary, we have planned this year’s meeting as both scholarly and (a little?) frolicsome. Events will include:
- Traditional scholarly panels with live presentations and Q & A
- Pre-recorded presentations that you may watch on your own, with a live Q & A at a designated time in the schedule
- Reading Groups (anyone may participate, and reading materials will be provided) on Dickens’s short fiction, led by Drs. Emily Bell, Melisa Klimaszewski, and Dominic Rainsford
- Roundtables on Dickens and Digital Humanities, Dickens and Theatre, and Dickens and Pandemic
- Breakout sessions ranging from social/sociable to scholarly/informative
- A once-in-a-lifetime, not-to-be-missed live performance by a motley crew calling themselves the Dickens Society players
The complete program can be found on the Dickens Society homepage, and attendees may register by using our Eventbrite link. Consider attending. It has been a very long year, and we could all do with a little of the camaraderie and conviviality that our annual Symposium affords.
Last modified 28 June 2021