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Dickens and Victorian Prostitution - Talk

Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH
Thu, 26th April 2012 - Thu, 26th April 2012

Dickens consistently challenged the orthodoxy that prostitutes were to be regarded as ‘no longer women’. This talk explores Dickens’s portrayal of prostitutes in his novels, in particular Nancy in Oliver Twist and Martha in David Copperfield, both of whom are offered a new life, and a new identity, by enlightened benefactors.

Dr Jane Jordanis a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University and co-founder of the Victorian Popular Fiction Association. Her books include a biography of the Victorian social reformer, Josephine Butler, who, like Dickens, opened a Home for Fallen Women.

Time:7.30pm
Tickets: £8, concs £6. For booking details and further information please visit www.bishopsgate.org.uk or telephone 020 7392 9200

 

 

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