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Event: North West Print Culture Research Network Meeting (3/9/2016)

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North West Print Culture Research Network
Serialisation, magazines and Victorian authorship

The second meeting of the North West Print Culture Research Network, in association with the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, 9 March, 2016 from 1:30-6:00pm in the basement seminar room of the Aldham Robarts Library at Liverpool John Moores University.

1:30–1:45: Meeting up – tea and coffee
1:45–2:45: Plenary speaker

Joanne Shattock (University of Leicester):
‘Serials, Series and the Pressures of a House Magazine’

Professor Joanne Shattock has been a major figure in Victorian studies for many years, and has, apart from her own distinguished work on Victorian literature, been responsible for and centrally involved in such projects as the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature and the Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism. She is currently President of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals.

2:45–4:00: Research papers

Emma Liggins (Manchester Metropolitan University):
‘Spectralising Modernity: Supernatural Stories in the Strand’

Dr Emma Liggins is Senior Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University. Recent publications include Odd Women? Spinsters, Lesbians and Widows in British Women’s Fiction, 1850s-1930s (Manchester University Press, 2014), and The British Short Story (with Andrew Maunder and Ruth Robbins) (Palgrave, 2011). She has also published an article on Vernon Lee and the supernatural in Gothic Studies (2013) and an article on the Woman’s Signal in Victorian Periodicals Review (2014). She has a forthcoming chapter on women’s ghost stories in Women Writers of Short Stories, ed. Emma Young (Edinburgh University Press, 2015).

Minna Vuohelainen (Edge Hill University):
‘“A new detective method”: The Adventures of Richard Marsh's Female Detective Judith Lee in the Strand Magazine, 1911-16’

Dr Minna Vuohelainen is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and MA Programme Leader at Edge Hill University. Her recent publications include Richard Marsh(University of Wales Press, 2015), the co-edited collection Interpreting Primo Levi: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (Palgrave, 2015) and a critical edition of Richard Marsh’s Complete Judith Lee Adventures (Valancourt, 2016). Her research interests include the fin de siècle, gothic and crime fiction, print culture, spatial theory and London literatures. She is currently embarking on a new project on Thomas Hardy and the gothic.

4:00–4:30: More tea and coffee
4:30–6:00: Postgraduate panel

Organised by Kim Edwards-Keates, Chloe Holland and Clare Horrocks

To register your attendance and for further information, please contact: minna.vuohelainen@edgehill.ac.uk or b.e.maidment@ljmu.ac.uk. For directions, please visit https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/contact-us/find-us. The Network would like to thank Faculty Research Committee at LJMU for funding this meeting.

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