From 18 to 20 June 2012 I attended the conference “Charles Dickens and His Time”, organised in Lisbon by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and held at its Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (http://www.fcsh.unl.pt/submissao-de-artigos-cientificos-en/charles-dickens-and-his-time). Plenary speakers included international Dickens expert Michael Hollington, who spoke on “Dickens and Europe”, and the novelist’s direct descendant, the writer Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, whose subject was Charles Dickens’ brother Augustus. My own paper was on “Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe: From ‘The Chimes’ to ‘The Bells’”.
Note: My paper was published in 2013 by the Journal of the Odisha Association for English tudies (Baleswar, Odisha/Orissa, India). For full details, see entry on this blog for 2 June 2013.
Below, photos: two of the conference (second is my presentation); Universidade Nova campus; and three of Lisbon – castle; Museo do Azulejo (tile museum); and the Rossio square fountain.