More About Lifelong Learning Lecture: “Temples in My Mind:” Charles Dickens and His Illustrators

Join Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita at FSU, for her Lifelong Learning Lecture “Temples in My Mind:” Charles Dickens and His Illustrators.

Charles Dickens was intensely involved in the nearly 900 original illustrations of his writings. He had close personal and professional relationships with the 18 artists who worked with him. He always believed in the illustrated format, a necessary outlet for his remarkably visual imagination.
This lecture covers the works of George Cruikshank, Robert Seymour, Hablot Browne (Phiz), John Leech, and Luke Fildes. Dickens’ dense prose, complex plots, numerous characters, and multiple themes benefited from these pictures. For the modern reader, they can throw insight into the way Dickens himself visualized his stories, making the illustrations, in many ways, a collective achievement.

This is a Zoom only lecture. No in-person meeting at the Main Library, Costin Room is scheduled.

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Date & Time

March 7, 2024
7:00pm - 8:00pm


Virtual via Zoom
Framingham, MA

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