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Wolm 2012 Spring- Charles Dickens: Great Expectations

Below are the descriptions for each program. Once the videos are available, the Title will appear as a link to YouTube (if internet permision by presenter was granted). Also the DVD Call #s for in-library viewing number will be posted.

Dickens at 200: Why Keep Reading Him Today?

Monday, Apr 9, 2012 -Newman Auditorium 12-1pm

John O. Jordan will show that Dickens remains funny, relevant, and eminently readable in the twenty-first century. Jordan is Professor of Literature at UC Santa Cruz and Director and co-founder of the Dickens Project.

Media Services Call # LD-1991

Devouring Dickens: Reading Great Expectations with Gusto

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012: Newman Auditorium 12-1pm

Focusing on getting started with reading the novel, Dr. Melissa Sue Kort will make you hungry for more Dickens! In addition to offering some useful clues about how to read any work of literary merit...

Media Services Call # LD-1992

What the Dickens! Great Expectations for Research

( This event is not being recorded)

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 Doyle Library Rm 4420. 1:30-2:30

SRJC Librarians Nancy Persons and Molly Matheson will show you the scholarly research ropes in this hands on session.

A Musical Salute to Charles Dickens: Ballads and Folk Songs from the Streets of London

(This Program will NOT be available on YouTube--For in Library Viewing only)

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012: 7-830 pm Newman Auditorium

SRJC’s Will Spires will guide us on a musical walk through the world of transported convicts, street singers, sportsmen and game poachers, and other such characters as you might have met in Dickens’ London. Includes a live musical performance.

Media Services Call # LD-1997

Dickens in Context: History and the Human Condition in 19th Century England

(This Program will NOT be available on YouTube--For in Library Viewing only)

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012: Newman Auditorium from 12-1pm

Sal Diaz As we celebrate Dickens’ 200th birthday and contemplate the major events of our era, we must realize that there are constants that do not change and that in fact our experiences and concerns remain very similar to those of Dickens’ characters.

Media Services Call # LD-1999

What the Dickens! Great Expectations for Research

( This event is not being recorded)

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012: 3-4:30 Doyle Library Classroom: Rm 4420.

SRJC Librarians Nancy Persons and Molly Matheson will show you the scholarly research ropes in this hands on session.

Dickens:Why Bother?

Monday, Apr 30, 2012

Newman Auditorium from 12-1pm. A panel of current students, led by English instructor Anne Marie Insull, will share their individual approaches to reading Great Expectations and their answers to the question, "Why read Dickens now?"

Media Services Call # LD-2004

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