Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Charles Dickens: Part 1


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Thursdays, October 24 & 31; November 7, 14 & 21, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jerry H. Bryant, Ph.D., professor emeritus of English, CSUEB
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Charles Dickens’s novels are sentimental, moralistic, and melodramatic. His heroines saccharine stereotypes, his heroes improbably virtuous prigs, his villains caricatures of villainy. But no story-teller is more inventive of character and action, no one sets a scene better, renders more vivid impressions, or can produce more excitement, pathos, sadness, happiness, indignation, or approval. Professor Bryant argues that given this range of character and incident, Dickens might well be called the prose Shakespeare. Allow him to introduce you to the inventive prose of Dickens through close readings of Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. 


Event Details

Date: 2019-10-24

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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