The annual Dickens Universe conference demonstrates, neither scholars nor ordinary fans can resist the allure of the great man.

The annual Dickens Universe conference demonstrates, neither scholars nor ordinary fans can resist the allure of the great man.

An annual gathering of Dickens enthusiasts in Santa Cruz is notable for its mingled yarn of top academics and ordinary fans.The conference, hosted by an international research consortium called the Dickens Project, has been attracting people to Santa Cruz for exactly three decades, and it’s with good reason that many of the participants return year after year. Read more..