Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press, 1850–70 (3/28-31/2012)

Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press, 1850–70
Wednesday 28th March–Saturday 31st March 2012
Department of English, University of Buckingham, 
Buckingham MK18 1EG

In conjunction with the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester, the University of Buckingham is delighted to announce an international Dickens Bicentenary conference on 28-31 March 2012, featuring the launch of the Dickens Journals Online project (www.djo.org.uk). Our list of speakers includes: Laurel Brake, Iain Crawford, Judith Flanders, Holly Furneaux, Louis James, Gail Marshall, Robert Patten, Joanne Shattock, Michael Slater, John Sutherland, John Tulloch and Cathy Waters.

Household Words and All the Year Round are key mid-century weekly journals, showcasing the work of over 350 contributors as well as that of their illustrious founder and ‘Conductor.’ Critical analysis of their contents is an increasingly diverse and dynamic field, soon to be assisted by an open-access scholarly online edition (see www.djo.org.uk ) based at the University of Buckingham. This international conference aims to position Household Words and All the Year Round within the broader context of nineteenth-century periodical culture, through invited papers and contributions from experts in these and a range of rival publications, and website workshops.

For further information and a draft programme, and to book full conference or individual day tickets, please visit: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/djo

If you have any queries then please contact John Drew, Ben Winyard or Hazel Mackenzie atdjo@buckingham.ac.uk