The Works and Women of Charles Dickens

Matt Klauza
Arts & Letters / History

Course Description

This program examines the biography of Charles Dickens and its impact on his writing. Specifically, it looks to the women in his life and how they shaped the man who would become the most popular man in England. The audience will see how these women (his mother, his nanny, his girlfriend, his wife, and others) affected him emotionally and how events surrounding them came to life in the numerous books he produced. 

About the Instructor

  • Matt Klauza, PhD is the English Department Chair at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth as well as an English and Literature professor there. He has presented on literary topics literally across the country (from New Orleans to Michigan, and from Philadelphia to San Francisco and several places in between). Dr. Klauza is a two-time Mark Twain Research Fellowship winner with the Center for Mark Twain Studies in New York, and he has lived for several weeks as scholar-in-residence in Mark Twain's summer home while working hands-on with Twain's manuscripts and typescripts. He earned his doctorate in American Literature from Auburn University in Alabama.

Upcoming programs presented by Matt Klauza.

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One-Time SPL03103 Matt Klauza Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Masculinity, Trauma, Mental Illness, and the Power of Laughter
Tuesday, March 10: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm