#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 – Annual George Eliot Conference: Romola and Felix Holt

A narrative experiment like Tristram Shandy and Finnegans Wake, it invents a new language remote from the author’s and the reader’s speech, at times a kind of translation from Italian. The novelist who always heard her people speaking had to record inaudible voices. Romola involved strenuous scholarly research, into language, place, and the manners, culture, politics, and religion of… Continue reading #PoTW – Annual George Eliot Conference: Romola and Felix Holt