Tuesday 21 February, 11-12pm and 2-3pm
Dickens never writes a ‘Gothic’ novel as such, but the stamp of the Gothic is all over his writing: in the strange plots, mysterious secrets and ghostly goings-on that fill his work. Why is he so haunted by the Gothic? In this lecture John will be trying to find out.
John Bowen is Professor of 19th-century Literature at the University of York. His great passion is 19th-century fiction, in particular the work of Charles Dickens. He has written about Dickens’s early novels in Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit (Oxford University Press, 2000) and has written introductions to Martin Chuzzlewit, Great Expectations and Barnaby Rudge.
Suitable for: AS, A-Level and IB students
Length: Lecture is 60 minutes. Please allow time before or after the lecture to see the display
Group size: minimum 10, maximum 30