The Dickens Project
UNE is a member of the prestigious Dickens Project, a scholarly consortium dedicated to the study of the life and works of Charles Dickens. Meeting annually in at the University of California Santa Cruz for the Dickens Universe, prominent scholars in the field of nineteenth-century studies share their expertise with an array of postgraduate and undergraduate students and interested members of the public.
Developed by Dr Elizabeth Hale, Esther’s Narrative is an online pedagogical tool that uses digital humanities and creative practice approaches to the study and teaching of Charles Dickens’s works. Taught by ‘Esther Summerson',the gentle narrator of Bleak House, it offers students the opportunity to understand the novel from the inside, and to convey that understanding to others by contributing to the website.