Classic Author Series: Charles Dickens, Master Storyteller

Bard College

Joseph Luzzi (PhD, Yale) is the Asher B. Edelman Professor of Literature and Faculty Member in Italian Studies at Bard College, and he taught previously at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has appeared in The New York Times, TLS, The London Times, the Guardian, Chronicle of Higher Education, and on National Public Radio. Dr. Luzzi’s awards include a Yale College Teaching Prize, Dante Society of America Essay Prize, and Wallace Fellowship at Villa I Tatti, Harvard’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. He is the author of five books and recently created The Virtual Book Club: an international community of readers dedicated to exploring major literary works past and present.



Charles Dickens Today

Why is Charles Dickens’s fictional world, even though he wrote more than a century ago, so vital today? And what made Dickens’s novels into the “Netflix” of his age: serialized books so popular that his adoring fans waited with bated breath for their appearance? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our special Book Group discussion of the Victorian author who rose from humble origins to become a soaring literary celebrity and one of the most beloved – and best-selling – novelists of all time.


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