Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies Summer Term 2015 Programme

Thursday 4 June 2015, 6.00 – 8.00 pm, Birkbeck Cinema
‘Adapting “Our Mutual Friend” for TV and Radio’
Featuring Sandy Welch (screenwriter, 1998 BBC TV adaption), Mike Walker (writer, 2010 Radio 4 adaptation), Jeremy Mortimer (producer, 2010 Radio 4 adaptation)

The next event of the summer term for the Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies will take place on Thursday 4 June 2015 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm in the Birkbeck Cinema. We are very excited to welcome speakers Sandy Welch, Mike Walker, and Jeremy Mortimer to talk about the process of adapting Dickens’s final novel for screen and radio. Sandy is a screenwriter who has worked on a number of period adaptations in addition to ‘Our Mutual Friend’, including ‘North and South’ (2004), ‘Jane Eyre’ (2006) and ‘Emma’ (2009). Mike and Jeremy have produced several Dickens adaptations for BBC Radio 4, including ‘David Copperfield’ (2005), ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ (2011), and ‘Barnaby Rudge’ (2014).
Future Summer Term events include:

Thursday 16 July 2015, 4.00 – 5.30pm, Clore Lecture Theatre
Curating Feeling: A Panel Discussion with Michael Hatt (Warwick), Victoria Mills (Cambridge), Lynda Nead (Birkbeck) and Alison Smith (Tate Britain)

Thursday 16 July 2015, 6.00 – 7.30pm, Clore Lecture Theatre
Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture: Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck), ‘The Language of Mourning in Fin-de-Siècle Sculpture’

The sessions are free and all are welcome, but since the venue has limited space it will be first come, first seated.

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