Schedule for Fourth Week

Image and Movement

Weekend Film Screening (Optional)

Sunday, 24 July

7:00-9:00 (Evening Film Screening)

 

Evening Film Screening

7:00-9:00 pm

A Tale of Two Cities: The Musical 

Illustrations

Monday, 25 July

9:30-12:30 (Seminar)

7:00-9:00 (Evening Film Screening)

Focus Text: A Tale of Two Cities

 

Guest Speaker: Kate Flint, Professor of Art History, University of Southern California

 

Discussion topics

  • The literary and the visual

  • Teaching (with) images

 

Evening Film Screening

7:00-9:00 pm

7:00-9:00 Evening Film Screening: A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

Visualizing Dickens

Tuesday, 26 July

9:30-12:30

Focus Text: A Tale of Two Cities

 

Discussion topics

  • National vs domestic conflict in A Tale of Two Cities

  • Adaptations: dramatizations

  • Comparative approaches to literary studies

  • The pictorial and the performative

  • Dickens’s latter-day legacies

 

Primary Texts

  • J. Palgrave Simpson, All for Her (1875). 

  • John Gielgud, A Tale of Two Cities. (1935). New York: Samuel French, 2013.

  • Mike Poulton, A Tale of Two Cities (2014).

 

Scholarly Readings

  • Underwood, Hilary. “Dickens Subjects in Victorian Art.” Dickens and the Artists. Yale U P, 2012. 69-109.

  • Marsh, Joss. “Mimi and the Matinee Idol: Martin-Hervey, Sydney Carton, and the Staging of A Tale of Two Cities, 1860-1939.” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, and the French Revolution. Ed. Colin Jones, Josephine McDonagh, and Jon Mee. Palgrave, 2009.

 

Project Presentations

From Page to Stage to Cinema

Wednesday, 27 July

9:30-11:30 (Morning Film Screening)

1:00-3:30 (Seminar)

Focus Text: A Tale of Two Cities

 

Discussion topics

  • Adaptation: film

  • Film in the service of literary studies

  • Using adaptation effectively in the classroom

 

Scholarly Reading

  • Zambrano, Ana L. “Charles Dickens and Sergei Eisenstein: The Emergence of Cinema.” Style 9 (1975): 469-487. 

  • Elliot, Kamilla. “Cinematic Novels/Literary Cinema.” Rethinking the Novel/Film Debate. Cambridge U P, 2003. 113-32.

  • Leitch, Thomas. “How to Teach Film Adaptations, and Why.” The Pedagogy of Adaptation. Ed. Dennis Cutchins, Laurence Raw, and James Welsh. Scarecrow P, 2010. 1-20.

  • Barr, Charles. “Two Cities, Two Films.” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, and the French Revolution. Ed. Colin Jones, Josephine McDonagh, and Jon Mee. Palgrave, 2009. 166-87.
     

Morning Film Screening

9:30-11:30

A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

 

Project Presentations

Dickens on the Twentieth-Century Stage

Thursday, 28 July

9:30-12:30

Focus Text: A Tale of Two Cities

 

Guest Speaker: Sharon Weltman, Professor of English, Louisiana State University

 

Discussion Topics

  • Dickens’s modern legacies

  • Melodrama and performance

  • Dickens today: relevance, inspirations, challenges

Seminar Wrap-Up

Friday, 28 July

9:30-12:30 (Seminar)

12:30-2:00 (Lunch courtesy of the Friends of the Dickens Project)

 

 

Seminar Wrap-Up

Contemporary Issues, Applications, Pedagogical Approaches

 

Project Presentations

 

**All are welcome to stay on for the Dickens Universe, which runs 31 July through 6 August.**