Interdisciplinary Dickens


The 22nd Annual Dickens Symposium

Dickens Society, Interdisciplinary Dickens, Symposium

July 14-16, 2017, College of General Studies, Boston University

Co-Sponsored by the Dickens Society and The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at CGS, Boston University.

Registration is now open. The fee is $160, including 3 continental breakfasts and access to all lectures, with the option of attending the Dickens Dinner and booking into Boston University accommodation. To register, follow this link.

Charles Dickens was the ultimate interdisciplinary thinker. The encyclopedic quality of his writing, his incorporation of characters from all classes and walks of life, his genius at being “a special correspondent for posterity,” and his interest in reforms in prisons, the treatment of the insane and urban design all result in works that reflect on a wide range of disciplines and that can be effectively illuminated by interdisciplinary approaches. Yet these approaches are complicated by the fact that Dickens’s career coincided with the emergence of modern disciplines of knowledge, and the nature and definitions of these disciplines has shifted. The full schedule will be announced closer to the time.