22nd Annual Dickens Symposium, "Interdisciplinary Dickens"
Event title: 22nd Annual Dickens Symposium, "Interdisciplinary Dickens"
Event date: July 14, 2017 starting at 8:00am
Event end date: July 16, 2017 ending about 12:00pm
Deadline for Registration is June 29th at 10am. No on-site registration is available.
Friday, July 14-16
College of General Studies (CGS)
871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Friday, July 14, optional dinner at Omni Parker Hotel
60 School Street, Boston, MA 02108
22nd Annual Dickens Symposium, "Interdisciplinary Dickens" Co-Sponsored by the Dickens Society and The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning (CITL) at CGS, Boston University
Charles Dickens was the ultimate interdisciplinary thinker. The encyclopedic quality of his writing, his incorporation of characters from all classes and walks of life, his genius at being “a special correspondent for posterity,” and his interest in reforms in prisons, the treatment of the insane and urban design all result in works that reflect on a wide range of disciplines and that can be effectively illuminated by interdisciplinary approaches. Yet these approaches are complicated by the fact that Dickens’s career coincided with the emergence of modern disciplines of knowledge, and the nature and definitions of these disciplines has shifted.
Accommodations: On-campus and off-campus accommodations are available. Reasonably priced on-campus accommodations are in an apartment style residence hall and consist of 4 single-occupancy bedrooms. The apartment also has a kitchen, common room, and two bathrooms. These accommodations are located at Boston University, 10 Buick Street, Boston, MA. Reservations must be made by June 29th and can be done through EventBrite in the ticket section.
If you prefer to stay off-campus, there are several hotels in the area where you can book your stay. Please visit the CITL event website for more suggestions and special rates: http://www.bu.edu/cgs/citl/DickensSymposium.
Daytime Parking (cash only): For daytime parking, the lot closest to the College of General Studies is Agganis Garage at 925 Commonwealth Avenue. The rate is $13 max. Other parking is available at public lots on campus. Please note: the Red Sox are in town the weekend of July 14-16, and depending on timing, additional Red Sox rates apply at the Granby and Kenmore Lots.
Overnight parking (cash only): Overnight parking is available only at the Langsam Garage at 278 Babcock Street. Vehicular entrance is on Gardner Street. The rate is $26 per night and includes daytime parking as well.