“How George Eliot Came to Write Fiction”
The Victorian Studies Centre, University of Leicester Annual Lecture 2016
Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson South Wing
30 November 2016, 5:15 PM
Rosemary Ashton OBE is Emeritus Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at University College London, and a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Literature, and the Royal Society of Arts. Professor Ashton’s acclaimed biography George Eliot: A Life was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, and she has also published biographies of George Henry Lewes, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Thomas and Jane Carlyle.
In this lecture, Professor Ashton will examine George Eliot’s letters, journals, and early articles, and trace how she found a narrative voice which she developed in her novels.
The lecture is part of a series which celebrates important new research on nineteenth-century topics, hosted by the Victorian Studies Centre. There will be a wine reception following the lecture. This free lecture is open to graduates, students, staff and members of the public. For more information, please visit: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/victorian/news/annual-lecture-2016.