Interdisciplinary Dickens


Interdisciplinary Dickens, 14-16 July 2017


The following post by Chris Dickinson and Laurena Tsudama provides a summary of the 2017 Dickens Society symposium, Interdisciplinary Dickens. Submit your abstract for our 2018 symposium, Dickens and Language, taking place 30 July to 1 August 2018 in Tübingen, here. The 22nd annual Dickens Society...

“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view”: Adapting Middlemarch in the Information Age


In this post, Emily Bell (@EmilyJLB) interviews Rebecca Shoptaw (@rebecca_ish) about her web series of Middlemarch. The Dickens Project’s annual ‘Dickens Universe’ event will this year be focusing on Middlemarch instead of the usual Dickens novel, breaking with tradition for the first time in its...

Charles Dickens and Barnaby Rudge: The First Description of Williams Syndrome?


This post has been contributed by Darren Eblovi, MD, MPH and Christopher Clardy, MD. In 1961, J.C.P. Williams described four patients with common atypical facial features, heart defects, and intellectual disability. Williams syndrome, as this condition has since been named, is caused by a genetic...

Dickens Society Blog: Call for Posts


The Dickens Society blog is aimed at disseminating Dickensian research both amongst the Society’s membership and to the larger academic community. We welcome ongoing submissions from researchers at any career level on any topic relating to Dickens’s life, work, or world – if you would...