|Fri 31 May 2013||
Dickens Day 2013: Dickens and History
Dickens Day, now in its 27th year, is looking at how history, in all its manifold forms, features in Dickens’s life and work. Dickens’s early career was overshadowed by his intense desire to write a historical novel, emulating the success, literary kudos and profit...
|Mon 17 June 2013||
The Marginalised Mainstream: Fading and Emerging: Tracing the Mainstream in Literature and Popular Culture
Keynote Speakers include: Dr Kate Macdonald (Ghent University, Brussels) and Dr Nicola Humble (University of Roehampton, London) ‘Fading and Emerging: Tracing the Mainstream in Literature and Popular Culture’, the second annual Marginalised Mainstream conference, ...
|Fri 28 June 2013||
Dante and Milton: National Visionaries and Visionary Nationalists
Dante Alighieri and John Milton, the two vernacular composers of epic poems, hold firm positions in the literary canons of Italy and England respectively. Both authors have also become universal cultural icons deeply engrained in the world‘s cultural memory, with thei...
|Thu 1 August 2013||
The Weird: Fugitive Fictions/Hybrid Genres
Until recently weird fiction, if acknowledged at all, was usually considered to be a marginal mode in the already lowly Gothic tradition - less a genre than a particular affect. In the last ten years, however, it has come to be regarded as a separate and di...
|Sun 1 December 2013||
Old and Middle English Studies: Texts and Sources
The study of Old and Middle English sources is critical for an understanding of early medieval language and literature in the British Isles. This joint conference aims to open up and explore new ways for intellectual exchange and collaboration between scholars working in...