CFP: [Victorian] Dickens Society Symposium (3/31/2009; Providence College 8/6-8/9/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Bridgham
contact email: 

6â€"9 AUGUST 2009

  The Dickens Society’s fourteenth annual symposium, business meeting and
dinner will be held at Providence College the weekend of August 6â€"9,
2009. Hotel accommodations will be in downtown Providence, RI, with
shuttle service conveying delegates to and from the college, which is
located in Providence’s historic Smith Hill neighborhood.

  Paper proposals on any aspect of Dickens and his works are invited.
Final papers should be readable in 20 minutes. Please send proposals (1â€"2
pages) to Dr. Elizabeth Bridgham, Department of English, Providence
College, 549 River Ave., Providence, RI 02918, U.S.A., or electronically
to <> no later than 31 March 2009. Further
symposium information and updates are available from the Dickens
Quarterly website ( and from the
addresses above. Graduate students are encouraged to apply and may
register for the symposium at a reduced rate.

  The Providence area is served by its own airport, T.F. Green
International, and is readily accessible by train or car from Boston’s
Logan Airport and New York City’s airports and train stations.
Providence’s revitalized, pedestrian-friendly downtown is notable for its
flourishing artistic, collegiate, and business communities. Each summer,
its network of canals hosts Waterfire, a free, public, Venetian-style
carnival popular with locals and tourists alike. Providence is also
within easy traveling distance of Newport, RI, New England beaches, and
Cape Cod, MA.


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