The Rise and Fall of Victorian Biography

A Postgraduate Conference - 16 July 2014

Department of English, University of Hull

Keynote speaker: Dr Trev Broughton, University of York

Victorian biography conference

‘The Rise and Fall of Victorian Biography’ is a postgraduate conference being held at the University of Hull on 16th July 2014, aimed at promoting Northern research in Victorian studies and life-writing. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to the topic of life-writing, exploring the development of Victorian biography and the influence of biography on the Victorians: papers range from new readings of the autobiographical writings of Wordsworth to the development of lesbian biomythography at the turn of the century – via Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Jane Austen in China and the development of spiritualist autobiography – culminating in a keynote by Dr Trev Broughton (University of York) on ‘Saving Lives: A Victorian Biographer at Mid-Century’.

For more information please contact either Emma Butcher or Emily Bowles erbutcher@gmail.com or ejlm501@york.ac.uk.

To download the conference programme please click here.

You can complete the conference registration form here.  

Registration is free, but please complete the form no later than 30th June. Please note that places are limited and priority will be given to postgraduate students.

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