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Registration open: Victorian Comedy Conference (4/27/2013)

Registration is now open for a one day conference to be held at University College London on Saturday, 27 April 2013. The conference will consist of a number of papers from experts of various aspects of Victorian Comedy. There will in addition be a roundtable chaired by Dr Jonathan Wild (Edinburgh) and Dr Jane Darcy (UCL) on approaches to teaching Victorian comedy.

The speakers are:

  • Professor Michael Slater (University of London) on Punch serials
  • Dr Carolyn Oulton (Christchurch, Canterbury) on Jerome K Jerome
  • Dr Ann Featherstone (Manchester) on Comedy in Victorian Circuses
  • Dr Oliver Double (Kent) on Little Tich
  • Professor Peter Swaab (UCL) on Edward Lear
  • Dr Jonathan Wild (Edinburgh) on Masculine Middle-Brow Literature
  • Dr Louise Lee (Roehampton) on Darwin’s Humour

The event is free of charge, thank to generous funding from the UCL Arts and Humanities Faculty. It will include refreshments, lunch and a wine reception.

Places are limited. Please contact Dr Jane Darcy to register or to make an enquiry: j.darcy@ucl.ac.uk

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