“Can you show me the places?”: Dickens 2012 and literary tourism

Dr Charlotte Mathieson, Associate Fellow  Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick  The bicentenary of Charles Dickens’s birth on 7th February 2012 has prompted a wide range of celebratory responses across the world, with some prominent themes emerging in the proceedings: unsurprisingly, an emphasis on film adaptations and a biographical focus on Dickens’s life and works feature highly; and in Britain, neither is it unexpected to find events around the notion of “Dickens’s London” recurring throughout the

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