Professor Juliet John has co-curated a new exhibition, “Global Dickens,” at the Dickens Museum in London.
The exhibition challenges the view of Dickens as a quintessentially British writer, by showing how he wrote for, and about the world. The exhibition uses unique artefacts from the Museum’s collections - including Dickens’s leather travelling bag; a Manga edition of A Christmas Carol; and a spectacular copy of David Copperfield that went to the Antarctic on the 1910 Scott expedition - to illustrate Dickens’s travels, and his impact on the lives of people all over the planet.
RHUL and techne PHD student, Emily Smith, has also been assisting with the exhibition as part of her placement at the Dickens Museum. Read her blog about Dickens and the Arctic here: https://dickensmuseum.com/blogs/charles-dickens-museum/dickens-setting-poles-apart
“Global Dickens” runs from Tuesday 14th May to Sunday 3rd November 2019; the museum is open 10am-5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. For more information, see: https://dickensmuseum.com/.