The coeditors of DSA are launching a series of interviews with senior Victorianists, and they are beginning with an interview with Michael Hollington. Michael reflects on his early reading experience with Dickens via Classics Illustrated and celebrates influential educators he studied under, including a primary school headmaster, a professor at Cambridge University, and a Milton professor at University of Illinois. Throughout, Michael extols the benefits of being a generalist in literary studies, not just a specialist.

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