On Wednesday, February 29, the Department of English Language and
Literature (ELIT) will hold "Dickens Day," a day-long event to mark the
bicentenary of Charles Dickens's birth (February 7, 1812). Dickens Day
will feature scholarly discussions as well as a dramatic reading and a
film screening. All events will take place at the C-Block amphitheater.
Dickens readers and fans are welcome to any or all of the sessions.
We look forward to seeing you on Dickens Day (Feb 29, Wednesday).
Here's the schedule of events:
9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks by Prof. Talat Halman, Dean of Humanities
9:15-9:30 Brief Introduction on Dickens by Dr. Valerie Kennedy
9:30-10:40 Papers by Dr. Margaret Sonmez (METU), Dr. Valerie Kennedy
(Bilkent Uni.), Dr. Ayse Celikkol (Bilkent Uni.), and Dr. Alev Karaduman
(Hacettepe Uni.) on Dickens and the Problem of the Family
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:20 Roundtable Discussion by Bilkent ELIT Students on Dickens's
Criticism of Society and Human Behavior
12:20-13:40 Lunch Break
13:40-14:40 A Dramatic Reading of selected Scenes from A Christmas Carol
with Dr. Donald Randall as Scrooge and Bilkent ELIT Students
14:40-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-17:30 A Screening of Oliver Twist, Directed by Roman Polanski