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Dickens

As we celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Charles Dickens, one of the greatest authors to ever put pen to paper, the University of Warwick's Celebrating Dickens website examines his life and works. Experts from the University are celebrating the genius of Dickens and exploring different aspects of his work and the Victorian era, in which he lived – in commemoration of his 200th birthday on February 7.

Short films, podcasts and articles have been uploaded in three serialised volumes, to pay homage to the way the great man himself published his novels, which have all stood the test of time and continue to have a huge influence on today’s authors, filmmakers, artists and academics.

Featured Videos

Dr Charlotte Mathieson meets with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to discuss Dickens' relationship with the Trust. Professor Jon Mee talks to Professor Gary Watt, School of Law about Dickens' relationship with the Law.


Featured Podcasts

Professor Jon Mee answers questions from Luke Hamer, Assistant Press Officer, about Dickens' later career.

Professor Jon Mee is joined by three of his MA students to discuss Great Expectations.

Celebrating Dickens Documentary

In this special documentary, Professor Jon Mee explores the life and works of Charles Dickens and his enduring legacy. Professor Mee meets with various experts to discuss Dickens – the author, the public performer, the activist, the celebrity, the boy and the family man. Our experts also read their favourite passages from his novels. The documentary was nominated for two Learning on Screen Awards from the BUVFC. In April 2013, the documentary won the Learning on Screen 'Education In-House Production' award.