Friday, February 8, 2013

Riverside Dickens Festival

I was finally able to make it to the Riverside Dickens Festival this year! The lectures were great and I learned a lot about Mr. Dickens and the Victorian era. 

I attened the following lectures:

Dickens 101 - Lectures by Giulia Hoffmann and Ray Crosby – graduate students at UC Riverside, will each give their own version of the “Dickens 101” lecture, an introduction to Dickens’ life and career.

Bounderbies, Blackpools and Gradgrinds: Dickens’ Hard Times and the Social Conditions of mid-Victorian England – Lecture by Prof. Joseph Childers from UC Riverside.

Dickens’ Favorite Punch and Other Libations of His Times – Richard Foss, culinary historian and a published authority on alcoholic beverages.

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