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Conference: Daniel Deronda Conference at Institute of English Studies, London (11/7/2015)


The Annual George Eliot Conference will be held at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London, to discuss George Eliot’s last and most ambitious novel.

Organisers: Barbara Hardy (Birkbeck) and Louise Lee (Roehampton) with the generous support of the George Eliot Fellowship.


*Carolyn Burdett, Birkbeck: ‘What *is* sympathy in Daniel Deronda?’

*Marianne Burton, Royal Holloway, London: ‘”Woman's Freedom Lies in Choosing the Husband who is to be Her Master” (Kierkegaard): Existentialism and the Female Slave in Daniel Deronda.’

*Louise Lee, Roehampton: ‘Mrs Arrowpoint’s Suspicions: Comedies of Knowledge in Daniel Deronda.’

*Royce Mahawatte, Central Saint Martins: ‘Gwendolen Harleth, “Mind and Millinery”: George Eliot and the Silver Fork School of Fiction.’

*John Rignall, Warwick: ‘Prose and Prejudice: Two Sequels to Daniel Deronda.’

*Nadia Valman, Queen Mary, London: ‘Seated Lonely on the Ruins of Jerusalem: Religion, Nation and the Jewess in Daniel Deronda.’

*Barbara Hardy, Birkbeck: Conference Round Table (Chair)

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