The Victorian Popular Fiction Association was founded in 2009 by Greta Depledge and Jane Jordan. The Association is committed to the revival of interest in understudied popular writers, literary genres and other cultural forms.
The VPFA holds an annual conference which is recognised as an important event on the annual conference circuit and offers a friendly and invigorating opportunity for established academics and postgraduate students to share their current research. The conference is celebrating its 12th anniversary in 2020 and is co-organised by Janine Hatter, Helena Ifill and Erin Louttit.
In addition to the annual conference, we also run regular Study Days that are dedicated to particular topics, allowing in-depth discussions on specific popular fiction authors, genres and cultural forms.
The VPFA also now runs three publishing ventures: Key Popular Women Writers and New Paths in Victorian Fiction and Culture for Edward Everett Root Publishers and we are starting our own digital, open access and peer-reviewed journal, hosted by Victorian Secrets: Victorian Popular Fictions.
If you are interested in getting involved, please take a look at our membership page. The annual subscription for members is £25 and just £10 for students.