In 2022, the 27th Annual Dickens Society Symposium will take place in London. Hosted by City, University of London, in collaboration with the Charles Dickens Museum, and taking place in the heart of Dickens’s London, the Symposium seeks to explore what Dickens means to so many people across the world and why he has meant so much to diverse publics over time.
Conference organiser: Juliet John
Programme committee: David McAllister, Chris Louttit, Michaela Mahlberg, Claire Wood
Society website: https://dickenssociety.org
Official twitter: @Dickens_Society
Conference hashtag: #Dickens2022
Friday 8th July 2022, 08:30 - 19:30
Saturday 9th July 2022, 08:30 - 17:45
Sunday 10th July 2022, 08:30 - 13:00
Purchase your ticket by following the "register now" button at the top of this page.
- Full conference ticket (for delegates including all talks and social activities) - £150
- Guest and social ticket (for guests or those wishing to attend the social activities ONLY) - £100
In conjunction with academic talks and panels, across the conference there will also include a welcome reception at the Charles Dickens Museum, an evening dinner at The Crypt Bleeding Heart and a guided walk around Dickens's London.
A full programme of events can be found here while a summary of topics to be covered are listed below.
- Dickens, Literary Tourism and the Author’s House Museum
- Dickens in the Americas
- Roundtable discussion: Dickens, Decolonization and Global Political Emergencies
- Adaptations and Rewritings
- Dickens and Celebrity
- Dickens’s Global Fans
- Race, Slavery, Empire
- Dickens at Play
- Political Uses of Dickens and the Dickensian
- Global Dickens
- Intertextuality and Influence
- Digital Dickens
- Reading Dickens, Dickens’s Readings
- Dickens, Publishing, and the Press
- Dickens and/as Social Problem Fiction
- Subverting Dickensian Domesticity
- Sex and Bodies
- Disentangling Late Dickens
- Teaching Dickens in the Twenty-first Century
- Dickensian Monsters and Ghosts
- Dickensian Places
The Dickens Society annually provides bursaries to support the scholarly development of graduate students, independent scholars, and untenured faculty. For our Symposium in London this year, we will be offering bursaries for various social media responsibilities and assistance during the event.
We will be asking bursary recipients to take over the Dickens Society Twitter account during the Symposium, help with running the conference, write a report of the papers to be disseminated afterwards through the Society’s channels, and contribute a blog post on a topic of their choosing for the Society blog within four months of the end of the event.
To apply, graduate students, independent scholars, and untenured faculty whose papers have been accepted should send a one-page CV with a one-page cover letter to the conference email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 31 May 2022. The one-page cover letter should discuss the relevance of the Symposium for your research and professional development, and should also outline the following:
- Your own ideas for improving the social media presence of the event/any skills with Twitter and other relevant experience you can bring;
- If relevant, a very brief idea for a blog post you might write for the society blog after the event;
- Any relevant previous experience organising and/or attending online and in-person academic conferences.
The bursary winners will be announced in early June. If you have any queries, please email email@example.com.
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