CFP: [Victorian] Dickens Society Symposium (3/31/2009; Providence College 8/6-8/9/2009)
14th ANNUAL DICKENS SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
6â€"9 AUGUST 2009
The Dickens Societyâ€™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 Providenceâ€™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 <bridgham_at_providence.edu> no later than 31 March 2009. Further
symposium information and updates are available from the Dickens
Quarterly website (http://www.DickensQuarterly.org) 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 Bostonâ€™s
Logan Airport and New York Cityâ€™s airports and train stations.
Providenceâ€™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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