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).
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”
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”
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”
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).