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Tickets Available: VPFA Wilkie Collins Research Day (11/9/2013)

The VPFA is pleased to announce a Study Day devoted to the work of Wilkie Collins.
November 9th, 2013
Wilkie Collins: New Directions and Readings

Tickets are £10 and are available
here. Please note that lunch will not be provided

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).
If you wish to be kept informed of events organized by the Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA) then a membership form for the association can be downloaded from the website: http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/research/victorian/events/

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Janice Allan at j.m.allan@salford.ac.uk OR Joanne Ella Parsons at joanne.parsons@live.uwe.ac.uk

All VPFA events are hosted at the English Institute, Senate House in London.
VPFA: http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/research/victorian/

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