Dickens Society Symposium 2013 Toronto
Organization: Dickens Society
|Event Date/Time: Jul 04, 2013 / 3:00 pm - (EST)||End Date/Time: Jul 08, 2013 / 9:00 pm - (EST)|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 31, 2013|
In late April 1842 Charles Dickens made what he called a ‘run into Canada’. He considered it a country where ‘public feeling and private enterprise’ were ‘in a sound and wholesome state’, and he found ‘health and vigor throbbing in its steady pulse’. Of Toronto he said, ‘the town itself is full of life and motion, bustle, business, and improvement. The streets are well paved and lighted with gas. . . the shops excellent’. It is here that we will gather from 4-8 July 2013, to reunite with old friends, and make many new ones.
As well as a fine run of academic presentations and Dickensian discussion, delegates will be treated to several special events: a gala Dickens concert, with music provided by the Toronto Chamber Choir; a visit to historic Fort York (a strategic location in the War of 1812); and an excursion to Niagara Falls (which Dickens visited) and Ontario’s wine country.
The Robert B. Partlow, Jr. Prize
Applications are invited for this award, named in honor of the original Secretary-Treasurer and one of the founding members of the Dickens Society. It is in the form of EITHER one stipend of $500, OR two of $300 (if warranted), and is intended to defray costs of attending this Dickens Symposium, in order to deliver a paper on any aspect of Dickens’s life or work. The registration fee will also be waived.