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  • Dickens Society 22nd Annual Symposium “Interdisciplinary Dickens”July 14–16, 2017 College of General Studies, Boston University
  • Co-Sponsored by the Dickens Society and The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at CGS, Boston University

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Call for Papers

Charles Dickens was the ultimate interdisciplinary thinker. The encyclopedic quality of his writing, his incorporation of characters from all classes and walks of life, his genius as “a special correspondent for posterity,” and his interest in penal reform, the treatment of the insane and urban design result in works that attract responses from a variety of disciplines. The organizers of this conference invite one-page abstracts that explore some aspect of Dickens’s work in light of another discipline: e.g. Dickens and art, Dickens and biology, Dickens and law, Dickens and medicine, Dickens and philosophy, Dickens and political science, Dickens and religion.

Abstracts (250–300 words) for papers deliverable in 20 minutes should be sent to https://dickenssociety.submittable.com/submit between August 1st and November 11th, 2016.

On-campus housing will be available as well as blocks of rooms at local hotels. Details about accommodations and conference sessions will be posted on the Dickens Society website: dickenssociety.org. [End Page 258]


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The Robert B. Partlow, Jr. Prize

Applications are invited for the Partlow Prize, named in honor of the original Secretary-Treasurer and one of the founding members of the Dickens Society. It may be in the form of EITHER one stipend of $500 OR two of $300 (if two recipients are chosen), and is intended to defray costs of attending the Dickens Symposium, in order to deliver a paper on any aspect of Dickens’s life or work. The registration fee and cost of the Dickens Dinner will also be waived. Eligibility is restricted to students (graduate or undergraduate), independent scholars, and non-tenured faculty. Candidates should submit a CV, and a completed paper of 20 minutes duration, to the Symposium organizer (Natalie McKnight, njmck@bu.edu) by 15 November 2016. Should the paper be of publishable quality, Dickens Quarterly shall have first right of refusal. [End Page 259]

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Additional Information

ISSN
2169-5377
Print ISSN
0742-5473
Pages
pp. 258-259
Launched on MUSE
2016-11-04
Open Access
No
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