Dickens' world apparently bursts with things. This panel considers the nature of the Dickensian Thing and asks what we discover about the novel from Dickens' thing-filled authorship. Proposals are welcome on things and thing-ness in Dickensian characterization, plot, and narration. 300-word abstracts by March 15 to Claire Jarvis (email@example.com).
Disruptions and reoriginations of sequential narrative in Dickens's writings: e.g., birth, revolution, climactic events, coronations or regicide, new technologies. Please email a 300-word abstract and short CV by March 15 to Kate Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org).
France in Dickens
Creating and breaking stereotypes about French language, literature, culture, history, and taste (culinary and otherwise) in Dickens's writings. 300-word abstracts and short CV by March 10 to Rebecca Stern (email@example.com). [Note: this panel is in partnership with the Division on Nineteenth-Century French Literature, which is also sponsoring a panel on Dickens in France].