UD Saturday Symposium Discussion

Saturday, February 18, 2012



dickens.jpgUD Saturday Symposium Discussion
"Celebrating Mr. Dickens"
February 18, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Gore Hall (room 103), University of Delaware
Morris Library, University of Delaware

Join UD alumni and friends for the 3rd Saturday Symposium in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. The program will include faculty talks on Dickens and his world, a tour of two special exhibits on Dickens in the University Library, and a performance of Dickens’s most celebrated public reading, “Sikes and Nancy.”

Following coffee, participants will first hear Margaret D. Stetz, the Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and Professor of Humanities, speak on “He wanted a wife and a family: Charles Dickens and Women.”

The second speaker will be Thomas Leitch, Professor of English and Director of the Film Studies Program, speak on “Dickens, Dickens, and Adaptation.”

Following the two morning sessions, a buffet lunch will be served. Participants will then visit the University Library and tour exhibits of rare books and Dickens memorabilia in Special Collections and in the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection.

The third talk of the day will be by Heidi Kaufman, Associate Professor of English and Jewish Studies, who will speak on “The Fagin Myth.”

Following Professor Kaufman’s talk and a break for coffee and tea, Iain Crawford, Acting Chair of English, will introduce Dickens’s public readings and a performance of “Sikes and Nancy” by Mic Matarrese from UD’s Professional Theater Training Company.


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