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2013-01-16 22:18:23

Author used literature to showcase discrimination against the disabled, says a TAU researcher Charles Dickens' tales are filled with immortal characters – think of A Christmas Carol's Scrooge and Great Expectations' Miss Havisham. But more than whims of literary invention, his characters and plots often deal with the difficult social realities of Victorian England. His portrayal of the disabled – both in terms of medicine and the social discrimination they faced – is no...

Bah Humbug! Are You A Scrooge Looking For That Life Changing Moment?
2012-12-19 05:43:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most iconic lines of Christmas is "Bah, humbug!" uttered by Ebenezer Scrooge, the famous miser in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. A new study on life changing experiences from Brigham Young University has given Dickens high marks for his portrayal of Scrooge's rapid switch from curmudgeon to saint. BYU psychology professor Sam Hardy and former graduate student Jon Skalski performed an in-depth study of 14...

2011-10-21 13:58:10

Celebrated writers such as Charles Dickens and George Eliot described characters' faces vividly without going into detail about their features, according to a research group led at Strathclyde. Experts in literature, psychology, neurology and music suggested that vividness can be created not only by describing individual features, such as the eyes, nose or chin, but by the strength of readers´ feelings about how a person is depicted. These feelings may be triggered by the...

2011-07-08 09:00:00

MASTERPIECE on PBS/BBC COPRODUCTION TO AIR DURING DICKENS BICENTENNIAL BOSTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gillian Anderson will star in the iconic role of Miss Havisham in a bold new adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. The cast of the star-studded MASTERPIECE on PBS/BBC coproduction also includes David Suchet (Poirot) and Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110708/DC31831 ) "I can't wait to see Gillian delicately sink her...

2010-12-17 10:25:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This December Winter Star Entertainment releases "Midnight Reckoning," first-time writer-director Derrick Warfel's "Twilight Zone"-like feature about a reckless rock musician's horrific, midnight run-in with a rogue prophet who warns him he only has one night left to live. Following its theatrical release in September and October the film debuts on DVD just as the holiday world remembers Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story of a selfish...

2010-10-01 04:52:00

LOS ANGELES, October 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood film producer and founder of WriteMovies.com Alex Ross (The List, 2007- Warner Bros.) is delighted to announce that Howard Rosenman has joined the feature project THE CHIMES which he will be co-producing with Mr Ross. The US$20m movie focuses on the cataclysmic love affair in the life of Christmas Carol author Charles Dickens: When Dickens falls in love with ethereal, mysterious Isabella he is drawn into her dark, dangerous world...

2010-07-21 11:04:00

LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood film producer and founder of writemovies.com Alex Ross (The List, 2007- Warner Bros.) is delighted to announce his latest feature project THE CHIMES. The US$20m movie will focus on an almost cataclysmic love affair in the life of Oliver Twist author Charles Dickens: When Dickens falls in love with beautiful mysterious Isabella he is drawn into her dark, dangerous world and risks everything to be with her, even his life. The...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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