#PotW: Jane Austen Society Study Day: Emma – 14 February

Jane Austen began to write Emma in January of 1814 and finished it a little over a year later, in March of 1815. At the time of completion, Austen was thirty-nine years old. Emma was published at the end of 1815, with 2,000 copies being printed—563, more than a quarter, were still unsold after four… Continue reading #PotW: Jane Austen Society Study Day: Emma – 14 February

#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: The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Solutions and Resolutions – 20 Sep

To celebrate the official launch of The Drood Inquiry (www.droodinquiry.com), this one-day conference will explore the mysterious world of Drood and its solutions. Further details and updates can be found on our blog at http://cloisterhamtales.wordpress.com/category/the-drood-conference/ Venue: Institute of English Studies (IES), School of Advanced Study, University of London. Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7H Date and… Continue reading #PotW: The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Solutions and Resolutions – 20 Sep

#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