Following on from the successful A Tale of Two Cities reading and blogging project last year, join the University of Leicester and Dickens Journals Online to read Wilkie Collins’s No Name week-by-week, as the first readers did, in Dickens’s journal All the Year Round.
We’ll follow this sensational tale of illegitimacy, deception, disguise and revenge through its regular short weekly installments for 45 weeks. Participants can read the installments in their magazine form via Dickens Journals Online and we’ll share our responses in an online reading group/blog.
Visit Dickens Journals Online (www.djo.org.uk) to read the weekly parts
During the week of 15th March 2013, please read the first weekly installment (to coincide with the 1862 publication date) and we’ll be keeping pace with the 1862 dating. You may wish to read some more of All the Year Round for that week too – in fact we’re hoping for this, where time permits, so that we can get more of a sense of the context for Collins’s first readers.
If you have any questions about the project or you’d like to participate, please contact Holly Furneaux at firstname.lastname@example.org. The reading group blog is a partnership between the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester and Dickens Journals Online. Regular bloggers will include: Joanne Shattock, Gail Marshall and Holly Furneaux from the University of Leicester; John Drew, Hazel Mackenzie, Pete Orford and Ben Winyard from the University of Buckingham/Dickens Journals Online; and Andrew Mangham and Anne-Marie Beller from the Wilkie Collins Journal.