Victorian Popular Fiction Study Day

by catherine on October 3, 2010

I’m pleased to announce a forthcoming Victorian Popular Fiction Association study day at the Institute of English Studies, London on 13th November 2010 (2-5pm).

It is the aim of this study day to explore issues of thematic interest in the work and lives of Victorian popular novelists.  We are using the life and work of Florence Marryat as a starting point for this exploration but would hope that the nature of the themes under discussion – female detectives, identity, the Victorian press, marriage reform – would be of interest to academics working in similar areas in the work of other Victorian popular novelists.


Greta Depledge (Royal Holloway)
Female detectives in late nineteenth-century fiction and Florence Marryat’s ‘In the Name of Liberty’

Georgina O’ Brien Hill (University of Chester)
(Re)claiming Identity in Florence Marryat’s ‘Her Father’s Name’ and Wilkie Collins’s ‘No Name’.

Tatiana Kontou (University of Sussex)
1865: Literature, culture and Florence Marryat

Beth Palmer (University of Surrey)
Florence Marryat and the Victorian Press

Catherine Pope (University of Sussex)
“The chain that galls”: Florence Marryat and the campaign for marriage reform

This event is free but if you wish to be kept informed of events organized by the Victorian Popular Fiction Association, then a membership form can be downloaded from the VFPA website.

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