Saturday, May 28, 2005

Dickens Project a California Gem
The top center for study of the work of victorian writer Charles Dickens is at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Unique among university research and study projects, The Dickens Project includes graduate students, professors and members of the public in its multi-campus programs. Students and faculty from 16 other American and foreign universities also participate, reports UC Santa Cruz Currents online.
In addition to on-going research projects and conferences all over the world, the cornerstone of the project is Dickens Universe, a yearly weeklong event that brings Dickins' work to life. Scholars and fans to study one of Dickens' novels during the gathering. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the program and will be devoted to the novel Little Dorritt. Stanford University is publishing Hard Times in serial form with weekly chapters available for download or by mail. Sign up here.
The festival runs from July 31 to August 6.

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