Cooper Series Continues with Dickens Expert

The William G. Cooper, Jr., Honors Program in English at UALR will host a public lecture by Dr. Lillian Nayder, an expert on Charles Dickens and currently the chair of English at Bates College in Maine.

The title of her talk is “Marriage and Mesmerism: The Union of Charles and Catherine Dickens.”

She will present the lecture on Wednesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Donaghey Student Center, Room D. Zabelle Stodola, director of the UALR Honors Program in English, says this talk will examine the fascinating but highly fraught relationship between Charles and Catherine Dickens.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the presentation.

Nayder has published three books, most recently “Unequal Partners: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, and Victorian Authorship,” published by Cornell University Press in 2002. A fourth book is forthcoming this year, also from Cornell, titled “The Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Hogarth.” Nayder is also the author of many articles on Dickens and other Victorian writers.

This lecture was rescheduled from February due to inclement weather.

For more information, contact Stodola at 569-3161 or

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