“Charles Dickens” by Catlin, Kahn, Peters and Landow

  • ©Karen Smith Catlin, Paul Kahn, Ronnie Peters, George P. Landow, and Julie Launhardt



    Charles Dickens

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    The Charles Dickens collection was created using IRIS Intermedia, a hypermedia system developed by the Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship at Brown University. The Dickens collection, developed by Prof. George Landow of the English Department at Brown, has been used extensively by undergraduates and graduate students studying English literature. This collection includes essays written both by Prof. Landow and his students; a timeline detailing important events in the life of Dickens as well as other timelines focusing on religion, other authors, and women’s issues; concept maps which provide students with an understanding of how the collection is linked together; scanned book illustrations and portraits; and bibliographic information that directs students to important resources. With this collection, students can simultaneously examine, for instance, a timeline of Dickens’s life, essays describing events in his life that had a significant effect on his writing, scanned images that illustrate these effects, and essays about how his writing may have affected other writers. All of this information is linked together to help students explore the material and better understand how the material is related.

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