After Dickens

Friday 2nd of December 2016 - Saturday 3rd of December 2016University of York

Keynote Speakers: Professor Kamilla Elliott (Lancaster University) and Professor Juliet John (Royal Holloway)

The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have seen continued efforts to recapture the characteristically Dickensian, from research into Dickens’s lasting influence and popularity to the wider public’s engagement with Dickensian literary tourism and a century of film adaptations. The Inimitable’s legacy has come to encompass both conventional and innovative forms – the most recent being the BBC’s Dickensian TV series, with its new lives for well-loved characters outside of the author’s imagination.This two-day conference aims to bring together new research into Dickens’s afterlife and legacy, from his influence on Victorian literature, social reform and literary criticism to biographies, reminiscences and reimaginings in the twentieth century and beyond.

For more information and the call for papers, please see the event website: or email the principal organiser Emily Bowles (

Supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS), the Dickens Society and the Modern School of the English Department, University of York.

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