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Charles Dickens Birthday Celebration

Date: 3:00pm PST February 7, 2012 Location: Watzek Library, then Smith Hall

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    Pauls Toutonghi, Assistant Professor of English and Exhibit Curator

Watzek Library, then Smith Hall

The celebration begins at 3:00 pm in the Watzek Library classroom, with introductions from the exhibit curators.  The exhibit focuses on A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Our Mutual Friend, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Moonstone, and Dan Simmons’s Drood. Other cases explore the topics of illustration, serial publication, the two American reading tours by Dickens, and issues of copyright in nineteenth century England and America. Exhibit text by English faculty members Pauls Toutonghi and Andrea Hibbard, junior Dana Bronson, and Watzek staff member Paul Merchant. Design by Jeremy Skinner.  To schedule a personal tour, contact

The second part of the celebration will be a reading of excerpts from Dickens in Smith Hall starting at 4:30pm.  Appetizers, cake, and beverages will be provided.


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