Public Program

Dickens and His Legacy

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Charles Dickens’s contributions to English literature are so captivating and continually relevant that his work has never gone out of print!

The Greater Philadelphia Nineteenth-Century Forum, has organized a panel discussion with two 19th century scholars. Professor Duncan and Professor Jaffe’s will present thirty-minute talks followed by a conversation between them and a moderated question and answer session.

“A vast glass, vibrating”: Dickens’s Human Forms

a talk by Ian Duncan, Ph. D., Professor of English at University of California, Berkeley and author of Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel: The Gothic, Scott, Dickens (1992) andScott’s Shadow: The Novel in Romantic Edinburgh(2007).

How I Met Your Mother, and other Lucky Accidents: Revisiting the Victorian Family Romance

a talk by Audrey Jaffe, Ph.D. and Professor of English at the University of Toronto and author of Vanishing Points: Dickens and the Subject of Omniscience (1991) and most recently The Affective life of the Average Man: The Victorian Novel and the Stock-Market Graph (2010).

This program is Free! RSVP to rsvp [at] rosenbach [dot] org or (215) 732-1600 ext. 123.

This program was made possible with funding provided by a Swarthmore College Mellon Foundation grant and by The Center for the Humanities at Temple University.

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