#PotW: Annual George Eliot Conference: Middlemarch – 22 Nov

The Annual George Eliot Conference at the Institute of English Studies is organised and will be introduced by Barbara Hardy (Birkbeck & Swansea) and Louise Lee (Roehampton) Papers will be presented by: John Rignall (Warwick & Co-Editor, George Eliot Review): ‘Middlemarch and the Franco-Prussian War’ Barbara Hardy (Birkbeck): ‘Elizabeth Gaskell in Middlemarch’ Marianne Burton (RHUL); ‘How much did Dorothea… Continue reading #PotW: Annual George Eliot Conference: Middlemarch – 22 Nov

#PotW: Dickens Day 2014: Dickens and Conviviality – 11 October

Dickens Day, now in its 28th year, is looking at how conviviality features in Dickens’s life and work. Dickens’s works are famously convivial, depicting sociability in myriad forms: from the famously boozy Pickwick Papers, through the Crachits’ sentimental festive celebrations in A Christmas Carol, to the miserable family gatherings of Martin Chuzzlewit and Great Expectations,… Continue reading #PotW: Dickens Day 2014: Dickens and Conviviality – 11 October

#PotW: Anna Kavan: Historical Context, Influences and Legacy of her Fiction – 11 September

A one-day symposium at the Institute of English Studies in association with Liverpool John Moores University Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History and Peter Owen Publishers. Anna Kavan’s publication history spans from her early novels under the name Helen Ferguson in the late 1920s and early 1930s to her last work which won Brian… Continue reading #PotW: Anna Kavan: Historical Context, Influences and Legacy of her Fiction – 11 September