38th Annual Dickens Universe: ‘Little Dorrit
Immerse yourself in the world of Charles Dickens and learn about the author’s life and work through lectures, group discussions and Victorian events at the 38th annual Dickens Universe.
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Program No. 4650RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

The Dickens Universe is an annual gathering of scholars, teachers, and members of the general public who share a love of Dickens’s novels and his era. In 2018, the Universe will feature "Little Dorrit." Full of contrasts–light and shade, comedy and pathos–"Little Dorrit" is one of the great social novels of the Victorian age. It takes as its central themes the prison of this lower world, the vicissitudes of love in middle age and the inescapable power of money. Intricately plotted and full of Dickensian humor and sentiment, the novel displays a broad social vision and remarkable psychological insight. The festive week-long program includes lectures by distinguished scholars, small seminars, films, teas, and Victorian dancing. Enrollment is limited. Register early!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a mile around campus throughout the day between apartment, dining facilities and lecture rooms. Classrooms, dining and lecture halls are all accessible via ramps or elevators.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore “Little Dorrit” in small discussion groups and lectures by distinguished international faculty.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea served by the Friends of the Dickens Project.
  • Immerse yourself in the world of Dickens at a grand party and an evening of Victorian dancing.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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