Reliving the Victorian Era Abroad: Attending the Deventer Dickens Festival in the Netherlands

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Daný van Dam is a third-year PhD student at Cardiff University. She researches the function of racial and sexual stereotypes in neo-Victorian fiction. On 4 March 2015, Daný organises a one-day symposium on neo-historical fiction in Amsterdam (see https://www.facebook.com/readingpresentpast/ for more info). More information on her work can be found at https://cardiff.academia.edu/DanyvanDam.

Reliving the Victorian Era Abroad: Attending the Deventer Dickens Festival in the Netherlands

After wanting to go for years and years, this December I finally managed to attend the annual Dickens Festival in Deventer, at city in the eastern part of the Netherlands, not too far from the German border. Previous attempts to go were foiled by the fact that I was living in another country (the “hardships” of being an international PhD student…) and once, when I had everything all planned out, we got about two feet of snow overnight, so there were no trains running…

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