Following her previous post on using CLiC and BMI (Birmingham & Midland Institute) resources with A Level students, Alex Round steps into her role as a researcher of 19th century literature to discuss the themes of passion, convention and education in Dickens’s Hard Times, and reflect on the educational role of the BMI. This post … Continue reading “Using CLiC and the BMI resources: Restrictions of passion and effects of convention in Hard Times”
Tag: Hard Times
“Mew says the cat…Bow-wow-wow says the dog”: Which animal did Dickens prefer?
In this post for the “BMI lockdown life” series, Lydia Craig (@lydiaecraig on Twitter) of the Loyola University Chicago delights us with more insights about Charles Dickens, the 16th president of the BMI. Lydia is co-organizer of the upcoming #Dickens150 virtual conference on 9 June. If you want to join this day of virtual talks … Continue reading ““Mew says the cat…Bow-wow-wow says the dog”: Which animal did Dickens prefer?”
Hard Times at the BMI
In this post, Dr Serena Trowbridge (Birmingham City University), Senior Vice-President of the Birmingham & Midland Institute, discusses Dickens’ role in supporting the B&MI as an educational institution in its early days. By drawing on Dickens’ views on education in his novel Hard Times, this post is a perfect sequel to Dr Pete Orford’s post … Continue reading “Hard Times at the BMI”
Bitesize Boz: Reading Dickens in instalments online
Following the opening post by Samina Ansari, Dr Pete Orford (@DrPeteOrford on Twitter) of the University of Buckingham starts off our series of guest posts – ‘BMI lockdown life’ – that we guest-edit for the BMI blog. (The posts are published on both blogs). Pete is the Course Director for the MA by Research in … Continue reading “Bitesize Boz: Reading Dickens in instalments online”