Wilkie Collins: New Directions and Readings

Here is some info about the forthcoming VPFA Wilkie Collins study day at Senate House on Saturday 9th November. There’s a fantastic line up of papers on a wide range of work by Wilkie, one of our favourite Victorian writers. This is going to be a really fun and stimulating day, go ahead and book your place (only £10).

Wilkie Collins

Here are the details…

The Victorian Popular Fiction Association is pleased to announce a Study Day devoted to the work of Wilkie Collins. Tickets are £10 and are available here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8189329505

Please note that lunch will not be provided If you wish to be kept informed of events organised by the Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA) then a membership form for our association can be downloaded from our website.http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/research/victorian/events/


Welcome (Janice Allan and Joanne Ella Parsons)


Keynote by William Baker (Northern Illinois University): “Wilkie Collins: Scholarship and Criticism Past, Present and Future”

11:15-11:30: COFFEE


Tabitha Sparks (McGill University), “Wilkie Collins’s The Law and the Lady and Feminine Reason: ‘Quite incredible, and nevertheless quite true’”

Meredith Miller (Falmouth University), “Popular Interiority and Political Address: The New Magdalen and The Law and the Lady

Tara MacDonald (University of Amsterdam), “Sympathetic Doubles in Collins’s Fiction”

12:45-2:00 LUNCH


Catherine Delafield (Independent Scholar) “‘The patience of cats,… the ferocity of tigers’: Competitive Editing and the Serialization of The Moonstone.”

Caroline Radcliffe (University of Birmingham), “The Lighthouse by Wilkie Collins: ‘situations dramatique non encore exploitees’”

Jessica Cox (Brunel University) “Women in White: Neo-Victorianism and Wilkie Collins’s Literary Descendants”

3:15-3:30 COFFEE


Anne-Marie Beller (Loughborough University), “‘I want a husband to vex, or a child to beat’: Sensation and Emotion as Redemption in Armadale

Joanne Ella Parsons (Bath Spa University), “Fosco’s Fat: Bodily Control and Transgressive Consumption in The Woman in White


Roundtable discussion on No Name Reading Project

Pete Orford (Buckingham University), Anne-Marie Beller (University of Loughborough), Hazel Mackenzie (Buckingham) and Joanne Shattock (Leicester).


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