Dickens the Communicator
In a time when science was still being established, man and women of science urgently needed communicators and champions to share their ideas with the people. In this video learn how Charles Dickens’s power and influence as a well-known writer led him to become one of the most important communicators of scientific discoveries of the Victorian age.
Dr Adelene Buckland is a senior lecturer in nineteenth-century literature at King's College, London. Her specialism is science and literature, and she is the author of numerous articles on the subject, including a chapter on geology in The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Science (2017). She is the author of Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology (Chicago: 2013) for which she was the winner of the 2012 Marc-Auguste-Pictet Prize in the History of Science.
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