The Impact of Dickens: Thursday 17th & Friday 18th September 2020

The University of Buckingham is delighted to invite all Buckingham Literary Festival patrons to a free online International Dickens Conference to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Dickens’s death in 1870. Our conference aims to use this moment to take stock of Dickens’s impact upon the world.

The conference brings together delegates from three continents to consider the breadth and depth of the great writer and social campaigner’s impact upon his own time and ours to better understand the nature of his legacy, and the idea of artistic impact.
It will be opened by Ian Dickens, President of the Dickens Fellowship and the adventurous great-great grandson of the novelist himself.  6 panels of speakers over two afternoons will discuss and debate Dickens’s impact on British fiction, World fiction, Heritage and Culture, London, and the Digital Humanities.  It concludes with the launch of a new University of Buckingham online resource for Dickens Studies.
Consult the full programme at
or sign up for any or all of the panels at
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