Dickens Week by Week
from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM
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.