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Patrick McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 17 Sep 1995 18:43:08 -0700
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Sent to me, this message really should go to you.  PMcC

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Thank you for the welcome, and for the synopsis of The Dickens Universe
1995.  I guess a brief introduction is in order.

I'm a librarian (well, officially a librarian-to-be until I finish my MLS)
at Case Western Reserve University.  I received my BA in English and
Comparative Lit, and my MA in English from that same fine institution.  I
have not, however, studied Dickens in any scholarly forum, unless fireside
discussions complete with a pint of porter in hand can be considered
scholarly.  I came to my interest in Dickens after reading _Bleak House_
for the MA comprehensive examination.  I have since read another half dozen
titles (wait, make that 8) in the canon, enjoying each as much as the last.
I guess I come to DICKNS-L (as I have similarly taken to browsing "The
Dickensian" here in the library) in the hopes of acquiring a smidgen of
schooling in current Dickens scholarship.

        So what reading might subscribers [YOU subscribers] to
DICKNS-L recommend for someone who's just now getting his feet wet in
Dickens scholarship and wants to see where things stand these days?


William Claspy  <[log in to unmask]>