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Fall 1999 Work of Literary Merit (WOLM)

Hard Times
by Charles Dickens

To find information about Charles Dickens, Hard Times and the culture of Victorian England, try some of the following sources:

Literature Resource Center
Books and Articles on Dickens at the Reserve Window
Selected Web Sites on Dickens and Victorian England
WOLM Lectures at SRJC

What is the Work of Literary Merit (WOLM)?

Literature Resource Center
This online database includes biographical and critical information about Charles Dickens drawn from standard reference books such as Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Contemporary Literary Criticism . (Password required for off-campus use.)
Charles Dickens
Hard Times
Current Journal Articles about Charles Dickens and his books. (Tip: Use Netscape's "Find" command to find the words "Hard Times" on this page.)

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Books and Articles on Reserve for the WOLM

Numerous books and articles about Dickens, Hard Times, and Victorian England have been placed on reserve in the Library for the WOLM project.

Web Sites on Charles Dickens and Hard Times

Hard Times
Caught without your book? Here's an e-text version of the story. (This version does not have all the notes which are in your textbook version.)
The Dickens Page
This monster page of links to Dickens information on the Web is compiled by Mitsuharu Matsuoka, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan. It includes a chronology, information about Dickens' life and his family tree, Internet mailing lists for discussions of Dickens' work, a critical study, several books about Dickens and much more.
The Dickens Project
"The Dickens Project of the University of California is a scholarly consortium devoted to promoting the study and enjoyment of the life, times, and work of Charles Dickens."
Professor Melissa Kort's Course Page for Hard Times
SRJC instructor Melissa Kort has prepared a web page on Dickens' Hard Times and background material on Victorian England for her English 1A classes.
Concordance to Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Search for any word in the text of Hard Times or select a chapter to read from the Table of Contents

Web Sites on the Victorian Age

The Victorian Web
This comprehensive web site offers articles on many aspects of the Victorian period, including a description of Victorianism, gender matters, social and political contexts, philosophy, literature, science and technolgy and the visual arts. (Developed by a faculty member at Brown University for classes in Victorian literature)
Victoria Research Web
This site is "dedicated to the scholarly study of nineteenth-century Britain, and to aiding researchers, teachers, and students in their investigations of any and all aspects of this fascinating period. " Searching the VICTORIA archives gives you access to over six years of scholarly discussion by Victorianists around the world. The site also offers instructions on how to subscribe (free) to the DICKENS-L Internet discussion group and VICTORIA, the online conference for Victorian Studies.

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WOLM Lecture Series

Mon. Oct. 25, 12:00 Noon
Newman Auditorium
Murray Baumgarten
and John Jordan
Hard Times for Our Times: Reading Dickens at the End of the Twentieth Century
Tues. Oct. 26, 7:00 P.M.
Newman Auditorium
George Freund Dickens and the Utilitarians
Wed. Oct. 27, 12:00 Noon
Newman Auditorium
Jennifer Royal Elephants in Coketown; Second Nature in Hard Times
Thurs. Oct. 28, 12:00 Noon
Pioneer Hall
Joel Gordon Perspectives of Childhood in Dickens' Time and Ours

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Compiled by Kathy McGreevy and Marj Grossman

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Kathy McGreevy

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