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24-A103 Dive into Dickens – Jared McGeough


Instructor: Jared McGeough
Course Date: January 15, 2024 to March 6, 2024
This course takes place from 7:00 PM to 7:59 PM:
Mondays, Wednesdays

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The novels of Charles Dickens are among some of the best known and most enduring contributions to popular literature in the English tradition. This course will explore seven of Dickens’ major works, including well-known texts like A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations, alongside lesser-known – but equally fascinating – stories such as The Haunted Man and Our Mutual Friend. Students will also learn about the broader historical, artistic, and cultural contexts that inspired Dickens’ approach to literature, his troubled biography, as well as his contributions to the genres of journalism and travel writing. We will likewise discuss Dickens’ unique engagement with a variety of larger thematic concerns, such as the modern industrial city, gender, family, domesticity, and the distinctive role that language plays in mirroring a world in constant flux.


Dr. Jared McGeough (PhD, Western) has taught courses in literature and philosophy at Concordia (Montreal), the University of Regina, and ELLA. Current projects include editing digital editions of 19th-century author William Godwin’s educational books for children, and a biography of his father, former NHL referee Mick McGeough.

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