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CLiC Dickens Day

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The Birmingham & Midland Institute

9 Margaret Street

Birmingham

B3 3BS

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To celebrate the successful conclusion of the CLiC Dickens project we are hosting a half-day of talks and workshop activities, which will be followed by an evening programme consisting of a drinks reception and a dramatic reading. This free event will be of interest to teachers and researchers in (Corpus) Linguistics, Stylistics, Victorian Studies, Digital Humanities and Education.

At this event, we will officially launch a new release of our CLiC web app. CLiC allows anyone to explore the text of Dickens's novels and an expanding collection of texts by other authors (mainly from the 19th century). On the day, we will show you the new CLiC interface. We have added over 90 new books to the new CLiC release: more A-Level and GCSE set texts (including, for example, A Christmas Carol and Middlemarch) and a large collection of children’s literature (e.g. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, books by Beatrix Potter and many more). Participants of the CLiC Dickens Day will receive a free copy of the CLiC Activity Book containing handouts with CLiC exercises.

The CLiC Dickens Day is free, but it is essential that you register via Eventbrite, as places are limited.

The programme also includes talks and panel discussions by invited speakers on the relevance of fiction in teaching and research. To conclude the CLiC Dickens Day there will be a drinks reception followed by a dramatic reading of the Sikes and Nancy scene from Oliver Twist (please register separately for the evening).

Programme (subject to changes)

  • 13.30 – 13.45: Welcome
  • 13.45 – 14.15: Discourse presentation – Developing a diachronic perspective
  • 14.15 – 15.15: CLiC Dickens – New techniques for exploring fiction in research and teaching
  • 15.15 – 15.30: Coffee
  • 15.30 – 16.30: Panel – Exploring fiction in language research
  • 16.30 – 16.45: Coffee
  • 16.45 – 17.45: Panel – Fiction in the English classroom
  • 18.00 – 19.30: Evening programme with drinks reception and dramatic reading (please register separately for the evening)

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