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It’s been more than 200 years since Charles Dickens was born. ¬†Though Dickens himself is long-dead, his works still survive in multiple adaptations and revisions in today’s media environment. ¬†In this blog, we explore connections between the social issues, cultural concerns, and artistic media of Charles Dickens’s time and those of our own media-rich cultural ecosystem.

In exploring these connections, we ask which of the three statements below works to encapsulate the relation between our present and its history:

Plus ca change, plus c’est le meme chose.

You’ve come a long way, baby.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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