The Dickens Universe Conference

The Dickens Universe Conference

Every summer a group of Rutgers English faculty and graduate students travel to Santa Cruz, California, to be a part of the Dickens Universe, an annual conference dedicated to the work of Charles Dickens, sponsored by University of California and now in its twenty-seventh year. Each summer, the Dickens Universe focuses on one Dickens novel, bringing together more than 200 scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, high school teachers, and members of the general public for an intensive week of study. In 2006, the novel was Nicholas Nickleby, and this summer, it will be The Pickwick Papers, with our very own Meredith L. McGill as one of the featured speakers.

Matthew Kaiser, Carolyn Williams, Alia Habib, Meredith McGill, Joe Harper, Tanya Agathocleous, and Jeff Kesler at the Dickens Universe
Matthew Kaiser, Carolyn Williams, Alia Habib, Meredith McGill, Joe Harper, Tanya Agathocleous, and Jeff Kesler at the Dickens Universe