Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dickens video clips from United Streaming

The impact of poverty on his life and work:
video

Brief author profile:

video

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The untimely death of prof. Ledger

Last week I was shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic and unexpected death of prof. Ledger, with whom I spent a lovely afternoon in London last July. You can read about our meeting in an earlier post on this blog, but I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude and appreciation for the work she did and the kindness she showed me.

Her obituary on the Birkbeck site gives you a sense of how respected and well liked she was.

Her full obituary from The Guardian is also quite astounding.