#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