Global Dickens


2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, whose iconic works are as resonant today as when first written. His books have never gone out of print and there are more than 180 film and television adaptations of his novels. A new film version of Great Expectations starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes is currently in production.

What is the contemporary, worldwide appeal of an author whose stories were primarily concerned with the social injustices and disadvantages of Victorian life?

Join our panel of experts as they explore the enduring legacy of this literary giant, looking at how Dickens has been received, adapted, and imitated outside of Britain over the decades. Is Charles Dickens the ultimate multimedia figure?

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