Our Mutual Friend Tweets: How It Should Have Ended!

Highlights of the final part of the ‘Our Mutual Friend Tweets’ project can now be found on Storify, in which the characters explore their own alternative endings to the story! Click here to catch up on our tweeters’ final reflections on the narrative.

You can also now find all 20 Storify installments of the novel here.

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Podcast: ‘Defining Digital Dickens: Mutual Friends/Virtual Friends’

If you missed our round-table discussion on 21st November, ‘Defining Digital Dickens: Mutual Friends/Virtual Friends’, then you can now listen to a podcast of the event.

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19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

The 10th anniversary edition of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Century features articles on the Our Mutual Friend reading/blogging project and our Twitter retelling of the novel, written by participants.

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Friday 11 December 2015: Anniversary Issue Launch

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Please join us Friday 11 December for a reception in celebration of the tenth anniversary of Birkbeck’s free online journal 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century and the publication of the journal’s tenth-anniversary special issue, edited by Luisa Calè and Ana Parejo Vadillo.

The event will feature a special performance from students on Birkbeck’s MA Text and Performance, performing tweets from Birkbeck’s recently completed Our Mutual Friend Tweets project, which retold Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend via Twitter (@DickensOMF #omftweets).
Date: Friday 11th December 2015.
Time: 6pm onwards, with the Twitter performance at 7pm.
Venue: The Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square. The Twitter performance will take place in our Theatre Studio (room G10).
Please email an RSVP to C19@bbk.ac.uk (Please indicate if you would like to attend the performance, as spaces are limited.)

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Defining Digital Dickens: Mutual Friends/Virtual Friends

On Saturday 21st November, Birkbeck’s Centre for Nineteenth Century Studies hosted the third and final workshop of the Defining Digital Dickens series, in which several of our tweeters discussed their experiences of tweeting in character over the course of the project. You can now listen to a recording of this event here.

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‘Is She His Wife?’ is now online!

Following sell-out performances of Dickens’s one-act burletta Is She His Wife? or, Something Singular! at King’s College London and the Charles Dickens Museum in September 2015, the film of the production is now available on YouTube.  The play aimed to recreate the style, music, and performance techniques of Dickens’s early theatricals as closely as possible, and features an introduction from Professor Michael Slater.

See below for the full production:

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The Story’s End on Twitter

Over on Twitter, some of the novel’s characters are reaching the end of their stories:

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Defining Digital Dickens: Virtual Friends/Mutual Friends

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Come and join us at Birkbeck on Saturday 21st November at 3pm for a panel discussion with some of our tweeters about their experiences of tweeting Our Mutual Friend http://bit.ly/1PBXrPW

The event is part of the Defining Digital Dickens strand of the Being Human festival, a country-wide festival of the humanities running from 12th-22nd November 2015.

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Our Mutual Friend Tweets: Part Eighteen

Highlights of the eighteenth part of the ‘Our Mutual Friend Tweets’ project can now be found on Storify! Click here to catch up on the latest developments.

And don’t forget to bookmark ‘Our Mutual Feed‘ to keep up with the story day-to-day.

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Our anonymous tweeters revealed!

Here are some of our anonymous tweeters, revealing their secret identities at this year’s Dickens Day.

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