While the originally planned program focusing on 'David Copperfield' and 'Iola Leroy' will still take place in 2021, this week of online programming will feature a range of conversations that discuss the occasion of the pair and the insights that bringing them together can offer. Over the week, scholars from Victorian studies and early African American studies will discuss linkages between their fields, approaches for addressing race and racism in the classroom, and productive ways to engage with Black studies in the nineteenth century and its transatlantic contexts. We hope that this will generate excitement to read these two novels over the next year and to join us in Santa Cruz for the full Dickens Universe conference.
Sunday, July 26 | Reading Together: 'David Copperfield' and 'Iola Leroy'
*pre-recorded conversation to be released at 10am (Pacific Time) on dickens.ucsc.edu
Monday, July 27 | Foundations in Black Victorian Studies
Tuesday, July 28 | Toppling Statues: Teaching Victorian Literature in 2020
Wednesday, July 29 | Harper Studies in 2020
Thursday, July 30 | Harper in the Transatlantic Context
Friday, July 31 | LA Copperfield
Saturday, August 1 | Fundraising Auction
*begins at 10am (Pacific Time) at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81238513964