Friends of the Dickens Forum,
As you see, we have an invitation to submit an abstract to the
conference being conducted at
the beautiful York University late this year. PJM
> The call for papers for 'After Dickens', to be held at the University of
> York from 2-3 December 2016, has just opened. Abstracts are due by 18th
> July - full details are below.
> I hope to see many of you there!
> Emily Bowles
> *After Dickens*
> *2-3 December 2016, University of York*
> *Keynote Speakers: Professor Kamilla Elliott (Lancaster University) and
> Professor Juliet John (Royal Holloway)With a performance of ‘Fagin’s Last
> Hour’ by James Hyland and post-show talk.*
> G. K. Chesterton’s seminal study of Charles Dickens, published in 1906,
> ends with ‘A Note on the Future of Dickens’. Chesterton closes this chapter
> with the enigmatic promise of meeting Dickens – and his characters – in
> “the tavern at the end of the world”. At a threshold moment for Dickens
> studies, Chesterton is not only looking back to find Dickens, he is also
> looking forward.
> The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have continued this work to ‘find’
> Dickens and 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.
> *Papers are invited on topics including (but not limited to):*
> - (Neo-)Victorian imitations, resonances and plagiarism;
> - Dickensian adaptations;
> - Dickens’s influence on the periodical press and literary forms;
> - Dickensian biography and life writing;
> - Dickens and Modernism;
> - Dickens in literary criticism;
> - Dickens's influence on his contemporaries;
> - Dickens in politics and social reform;
> - Dickens and the Digital Humanities;
> - The future of Dickens Studies.
> *300-word proposals for papers of 20 minutes, or 500-word proposals for
> panels of three papers, should be sent to [log in to unmask]
> <[log in to unmask]> by 18 July 2016 with a short biographical note
> (no more than 150 words).* Following the conference there will be a call
> for articles for an *After Dickens *edited collection.
> For more information, see afterdickens.wordpress.com.