Our keynote speaker will be John R. Reed, whose many academic publications include Dickens and Hyperreality (2011), Victorian Conventions (1975), The Natural History of H. G. Wells (1982), Decadent Style (1985), Victorian Will (1989), and Dickens and Thackeray: Punishment and Forgiveness (1995).
Held on the beautiful campus of Indiana University, the conference will include unique evening entertainment honoring Dickens, including a special film screening of the 1917 A Tale of Two Cities with live piano accompaniment, and a “Charles Dickens Variety Show” including music and magic lanterns. Accommodations will be on campus in the Indiana Memorial Union.
Please submit an abstract! Papers or full panels are welcome, and should include 500-word abstracts and 1-page (only) vitas by November 1, 2011 to conferencesubmissions@
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