CfP: George Meredith and His Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks Bishop Grosseteste University 24th & 25th July 2015

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Organised by Dr Claudia Capancioni and Dr Alice Crossley

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sally Shuttleworth, University of Oxford

This will be the first international conference on George Meredith’s work and critical reputation, and therefore a landmark event in Meredith studies. The conference also highlights debates about the circulation and exchange of ideas between Meredith and his contemporaries, encompassing the wider resonances of legacy and literary community in the circulation of ideas in the second half of the long nineteenth century.

The conference will firstly bring together both established and emerging scholars working on Meredith, and will therefore provide a forum for critical discussion of his work and his place in the literary history of both the Victorian and Modern periods. While his work has not been popularly embraced, he still remains consistently at the forefront of nineteenth century literary studies, albeit as an author and poet who has received inadequately…

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