As a Peanuts character once explained, "If you go to school long enough, sooner or later the answer is going to be Charles Dickens." And it's true - Dickens pervades our world and our consciousness 200 years after his birth. In a richly illustrated lecture, Tatiana Holway will discuss how Dickens's contemporaries saw him and what the perennially popular novelist means to us today. The author of scholarly articles on Dickens and the Victorian period, Ms Holway has also produced an edition of "Bleak House" for Barnes and Noble Classics and consulted with PBS on adaptations of Dickens's works. Pre-registration is recommended but not required.