George Eliot 2019: An International Bicentenary Conference
University of Leicester
July 17-19, 2019
We are delighted to share further details about George Eliot 2019: An International Bicentenary Conference, which is hosted by the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester in conjunction with the George Eliot Fellowship. The conference will take place on 17-19 July 2019 at College Court and features keynotes from distinguished Eliot scholars, including Professor Nancy Henry (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and Professor Rosemary Ashton (University College London), as well as Professor George Levine (Rutgers) and Professor Dame Gillian Beer (Cambridge), in conversation with Professor Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford).
The conference will examine the legacy of George Eliot alongside trends in contemporary work, bringing together scholars from around the world. Reflecting Eliot’s own encyclopaedic and global interests, the programme includes papers dedicated to Eliot’s influence on and relationships with her contemporaries, the critical and cultural effects of her writing, and Eliot’s afterlives. A provisional schedule is available here.
An optional tour of George Eliot Country, hosted by the Fellowship, will take place on the afternoon of Friday 19 July, including stops at Arbury Hall and Griff House.
For further details and to book your place, please visit: https://ge2019conf.com Early bird rates are available until 31 May. You can also follow us on twitter @ge2019conf