Charles Dickens Day, which was scheduled for February 29th, 2012 Wednesday
has been cancelled due to bad weather conditions. We would like to thank our followers for
their understanding and patience about this compulsory delay.
Here is the new date for the event:
On Thursday, March 22nd, 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 all those interested in literature, novel,
Charles Dickens in particular on Dickens Day (March 22, Thursday).
Schedule of events is as follows:
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