Academic journal article Dickens Quarterly

Dickens Society 18th Annual Symposium: University of Toronto: 4-8 July 2013

Academic journal article Dickens Quarterly

Dickens Society 18th Annual Symposium: University of Toronto: 4-8 July 2013

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In late April 1842 Charles Dickens made what he called a 'run into Canada'. He considered it a country where 'public feeling and private enterprise' were 'in a sound and wholesome state', and he found 'health and vigor throbbing in its steady pulse'. Of Toronto he said, 'the town itself is full of life and motion, bustle, business, and improvement. The streets are well paved and lighted with gas ... the shops excellent'. It is here that we will gather from 4-8 July 2013, to reunite with old friends, and make many new ones.

As well as a fine run of academic presentations and Dickensian discussion, delegates will be treated to several special events: a gala Dickens concert, with music provided by the Toronto Chamber Choir; a visit to historic Fort York (a strategic location in the War of 1812); and an excursion to Niagara Falls (which Dickens visited) and Ontario's wine country.

Papers (deliverable in twenty minutes) may be proposed on any aspect of Dickens and his works. One-page proposals should be sent, by 30 April 2013, to Dr Leon Litvack, School of English, Queen's University, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, UK Email L.Litvack@qub.ac.uk

Further information on the Symposium may be accessed through:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DickensToronto

Twitter: DickensToronto2013

Web: www.DickensQuarterly.org

Reservations for accommodation are now open. Please apply before 15 April 2013 to

http://www.vicu.utoronto.ca/hospitality/resaccommodations/SummerAccommodations/R eservationlnformation/MakeAReservation. …

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