Celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens with us on Tuesday, February 7 at 3 pm in the Watzek Library classroom! The celebration begins with introductions from the Dickens exhibit curators, and continues with readings and birthday cake in Smith Hall.
The exhibit focuses on A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Our Mutual Friend, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Moonstone, and Dan Simmons’s Drood. Other cases explore the topics of illustration, serial publication, the two American reading tours by Dickens, and issues of copyright in nineteenth century England and America. Exhibit text by English faculty members Pauls Toutonghi and Andrea Hibbard, junior Dana Bronson, and Watzek staff member Paul Merchant. Design by Jeremy Skinner. To schedule a personal tour, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second part of the celebration will be a reading of excerpts from Dickens in Smith Hall starting at 4:30 pm. Appetizers, cake, and beverages will be provided.