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Charles Dickens - A Celebration

During the bicentenarial year of the birth of Charles Dickens (7th February 1812), the University of Warwick is celebrating the life and works of one of the greatest authors to ever put pen to paper. Experts from the University and beyond explore the genius of Dickens across different aspects of his experiences, knowledge, philanthropy, character-rich novels and the Victorian era, in which he lived. Video and audio interviews with leading academics plus readings of extracts of his work pay homage to the way the great man has stood the test of time and continue to have a huge influence on today’s authors, filmmakers, artists and academics.

Charles Dickens and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

15:04 Mon 30 Apr 2012

Dr Paul Edmondson, Professor Stanley Wells and Dr Charlotte Mathieson Discuss Charles Dickens' relationship with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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Celebrating Dickens - Academic Documentary (full version)

12:11 Thu 23 Feb 2012

In this special 45 minutes academic-led documentary, the University of Warwick's Professor Jon Mee explores the life and works of Charles Dickens and his enduring legacy.

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Prof Jon Mee discusses with Prof Gary Watt Dickens' knowledge and use of the law in his novels.

15:47 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Prof Jon Mee talks to Prof Gary Watt, from the School of Law about Dickens and how his experiences of Victorian law and order influenced his novels.

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Prof Jon Mee and Dr Pablo Mukherjee discuss crime and policing within Dickens' novels.

12:01 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Prof Jon Mee talks to Dr Pablo Mukherjee from the Dept of English and Comparative Literary Studies, about crime and policing in Dickens' novels. They meet in Covent Garden at Seven Dials, an area that greatly influenced the Victorian novelist.

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Professor Jon Mee meets Dickens' Great-Great-Great Granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley to discuss the man behind the novels.

11:54 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Prof Jon Mee talks to author and Charles Dickens' Great-Great-Great Granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley about Dickens' early life and the effect it had on his own writing, plus his family life and lasting legacy.

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Prof Jon Mee and PhD student Gabrielle Mearns discuss Dickens and Philanthropy

11:41 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Prof Jon Mee and PhD student Gabrielle Mearns discuss Dickens and Philanthropy in Bleeding Heart Yard, London, a location synonymous with the novel Little Dorrit.

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Professor Jon Mee discusses commercialism, comedy and death with Professor Robert Patten

11:43 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Professor Jon Mee discusses commercialism, comedy and death with Professor Robert Patten at the Charles Dickens Museum, London, where he is the current Scholar in Residence.

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Professor Jon Mee and Dr Sarah Richardson discuss the novel Hard Times

11:16 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Professor Jon Mee and Dr Sarah Richardson discuss Dickens' novel Hard Times and his political views within a historical context.

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Prof Gary Watt reads and extract from Sketches by Boz

11:08 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Prof Gary Watt from the School of Law reads an extract from Dickens' 1836 novel 'Sketches by Boz'.

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Dr Pablo Mukherjee reads an extract from Sketches by Boz

11:05 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Dr Pablo Mukherjee from the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies reads an extract from Charles Dickens' Sketches by Boz.

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Charles Dickens' Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley reads the Preface to the novel Little Dorrit.

11:54 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Charles Dickens' Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter Lucinda Hawksley reads the Preface to the novel Little Dorrit.

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Gabrielle Mearns reads an extract from Little Dorrit

10:58 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Warwick PhD student Gabrielle Mearns reads an extract from Dickens' 1857 novel 'Little Dorrit'.

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Rice University's Professor Robert Patten reads and extract from Pickwick Papers

10:55 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Rice University's Professor Robert Patten, who is currently Scholar in Residence at the Charles Dickens Museum in London, reads an extract from Pickwick Papers.

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Praveeta Thayalan reads an extract from Bleak House

10:53 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Warwick student Praveeta Thayalan reads an extract from Charles Dickens' 'Bleak House'.

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Trevor Lapton reads an extract from Hard Times

10:47 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Dickens World character actor Trevor Lapton reads an extract from Charles Dickens' 'Hard Times'.

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Jennifer Lane reads and extract from Oliver Twist

10:46 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Dickens World character actress Jennifer Lane reads an extract from Charles Dickens' 'Oliver Twist'.

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Celebrating Dickens Part 1 of 3

10:44 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Part one of a special academic led documentary presented by Professor Jon Mee, who explores the life and works of Charles Dickens and his enduring legacy.

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Celebrating Dickens Part 2 of 3

10:44 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Part two of a special academic led documentary presented by Professor Jon Mee, who explores the life and works of Charles Dickens and his enduring legacy.

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Celebrating Dickens Part 3 of 3

10:44 Thu 23 Feb 2012

Part three of a special academic led documentary, presented by Professor Jon Mee, who explores the life and works of Charles Dickens and his enduring legacy.

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Andrew Davies and professor Jon Mee discuss Dickens on screen (Pt 1 of 4)

21:27 Sun 05 Feb 2012

In this video Andrew Davies talks with Professor Jon Mee about adapting Dickens for screen (pt 1 of 4)

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Andrew Davies and Professor Jon Mee discuss Dickens on screen (Pt 2 of 4)

12:51 Fri 27 Jan 2012

In this video Andrew Davies talks with Professor Jon Mee about adapting Dickens for screen (Pt 2 of 4)

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Andrew Davies and Professor Jon Mee discuss Dickens on screen (Pt 3 of 4)

12:06 Fri 27 Jan 2012

In this video Andrew Davies talks with Professor Jon Mee about adapting Dickens for screen (Pt 3 of 4)

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Andrew Davies and Profesor Jon Mee discuss Dickens on Screen (Pt 4 of 4)

12:04 Fri 27 Jan 2012

In this video Andrew Davies talks with Professor Jon Mee about adapting Dickens for screen. Pt 4 of 4

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Andrew Davies reads an extract from Charles Dickens' Bleak House

12:00 Fri 27 Jan 2012

Honorary graduate and award-winning screenwriter, Andrew Davies reads the scene from Bleak House where Esther hears from Lady Dedlock the secret of her parentage.

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Professor Gary Watt talks to screen writer Andrew Davies about adapting Dickens

12:28 Fri 27 Jan 2012

Award-winning screenplay writer Andrew Davies joins Professor Gary Watt, from the School of Law, to discuss the cinematic nature of Charles Dickens' novels and the difficulties in turning his classic stories into compelling television.

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Dr Charlotte Mathieson discusses 'travel' In Bleak House

12:28 Fri 27 Jan 2012

Dr. Charlotte Mathieson, an Associate Fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, speaks with Penelope Jenkins about travel in Bleak House.

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Dr Charlotte Mathieson discusses 'travel' in 'Little Dorrit'

12:29 Fri 27 Jan 2012

Dr Charlotte Mathieson from the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, talks to Penelope Jenkins about European travel in Charles Dickens' "Little Dorrit".

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Professor Rebecca Probert discusses Dickens' possible inspiration for Oliver Twist characters Bill Sykes and Nancy

12:29 Fri 27 Jan 2012

In this podcast, Professor Rebecca Probert examines a real-life 19th century couple whose tragic tale could have been taken straight out of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.

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Professor Jon Mee discusses Oliver Twist

12:29 Fri 27 Jan 2012

In this podcast, Professor Jon Mee is joined by three of his MA students to discuss Oliver Twist.

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Professor Jon Mee discusses Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities

12:30 Fri 27 Jan 2012

In this podcast, Professor Jon Mee is joined by three of his MA students to discuss A Tale of Two Cities.

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Professor Jon mee discusses Charles Dickens' Our Mutual Friend

12:30 Fri 27 Jan 2012

In this podcast, Professor Jon Mee is joined by three of his MA students, Harriet Kilikita, Rebecca Lea and Naomi Hammond, to discuss Our Mutual Friend

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Professor Jon Mee discusses Dickens' Great Expectations

12:31 Fri 27 Jan 2012

In this podcast, Professor Jon Mee is joined by three of his MA students to discuss Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

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Professor Jon Mee discusses Charles Dickens' Christmas stories

12:31 Fri 27 Jan 2012

Professor Jon Mee from the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies discusses Dickens' Christmas stories.

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Dickens at Christmas

12:31 Fri 27 Jan 2012

Professor Jon Mee from the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies takes a look at Dickens' legacy and how it stretches far beyond A Christmas Carol.

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Professor Libby Burton discusses Victorian housing and buildings

12:32 Fri 27 Jan 2012

Professor Libby Burton from the Department of Sociology discusses Victorian Housing and Buildings providing context to the world Dickens lived in.

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Literature, Social Welfare, Sociology

Dr Sarah Richardson discusses the Victorian Era

12:32 Fri 27 Jan 2012

In this podcast, Dr Sarah Richardson from the Department of History looks at the Victorian era providing context to the world Dickens lived in.

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History, Literature