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Friends of the Dickens Forum,

David Paroissien, esteemed editor of the *Dickens Quarterly,*  in 
keeping with the lively and pertinent

subject matter of his publication, issues the following call for 
contributions:    (pjm)

The editors of 'Dickens Quarterly', in consultation with members of the
Editorial Board, are pleased to issue a call for contributions to a

series of special issues of the journal. Three topics have been
designated, each with a particular focus broad enough to offer
opportunities for engagement from a variety of literary and non-literary

Dickens and Wills

Wills in the novels, literally and metaphorically: their role as a
narrative device, their importance and symbolic function; Dickens’s
personal and professional exposure to and knowledge of wills as a formal
declaration of an intention to dispose of property; his arrangements for
the distribution of his estate; the sociological and cultural
implications of will-making during the nineteenth century and the
treatment of the subject in his journalism.

Engaging Dickens

New ways to engage Dickens by making use of technological innovation:
the digitalization of texts, digital humanities and Dickens; reviews of
the best online websites; new opportunities presented by Dickens
Journals Online and the consequences of this valuable facility; engaging
with Dickens in different pedagogical contexts – in the classroom, in
public spaces such as exhibitions, museums and festivals.

Obscure or Under-read Dickens

Neglected novels and other works, including Dickens’s short fiction and
miscellaneous pieces, under-scrutinized areas of his journalism, his
non-fictional historical, theatrical and poetical writing.

Instructions for Authors

Copy should be submitted in two forms: an electronic version to
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100 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NE England. Essays should range between
6,000 and 8,000 words, although shorter submissions will be considered.
Submission date:
1 September 2018. For further instructions, see ‘Dickens Quarterly: A
Guide for Contributors’, available as a PDF file from the website of the
Dickens Society <dickenssociety.org>.

David Paroissien
100 Woodstock Road
Oxford, OX2 7NE

Tel. 01865 451380