‘The Other Dickens: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Contexts’ (6-8 July, University of Portsmouth)is an interdisciplinary conference which will form part of Portsmouth’s bicentenary celebrations of Dickens’s birth in the city on 7 February 1812. We invite scholars working in the fields of literature, film, history, cultural and media studies to consider the other Dickens – those aspects of Dickens (both of his life and work) that remain relatively unexplored, or require re-evaluation. Conference participants will be invited to challenge popular perceptions of Victorian Dickens and to explore his cultural impact on new genres and technologies. Papers will be selected with these criteria in mind and possible topics may include Dickens and: journalism, performance, the internet, adaptation, biography, biofiction, neo-Victorianism, post-colonialism, or Dickens's family in fiction and biography.
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