Tag: adaptation


“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 Bowles (@EmilyBowles_) 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...

Article in Progress: “Then, I go among the Germans”: Klein Dorrit (1934)


This post has been contributed by Andrea Schmidt, who is currently a Visiting Instructor of German at Willamette University. She has research interests in nineteenth century British/German literatures and contemporary film.  In an era of rising nationalism, a Czech born director brought an adaptation of...

The Man Who Invented Christmas to Become a Feature Film


This post has been contributed by Gina Dalfonzo. In 2011, historian and author Les Standiford published The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits. The book was an insightful, very thorough exploration of the...

Dickensian Afterlives through Adaptation


This post has been contributed by Maureen England. With a topic like Dickens and Adaptation, the annual Dickens Society symposium was sure to include discussions of the myriad ways in which Dickens, his works, and his characters live outside of Dickens’s control and his own...

Adapting Dickens, 11-13 July 2016


The following post provides a summary of the 2016 Dickens Society symposium, Adapting Dickens. Submit your abstract for our 2017 symposium, ‘Interdisciplinary Dickens’, taking place July 14-16 2017  at the College of General Studies, Boston University, here. Contributors: Catherine Quirk, Lydia Craig, Laurie Strickland, Maureen...