Study Day Announcement – PGR Bursaries for Victorian Collaborations

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Study Day – Victorian Popular Collaborations

Co-hosted by Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Manchester Metropolitan University

Conference date: 22nd April 2017

Location: Delaney Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire Campus

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Programme: download here

10:00-10:15: Welcome (Kirsty Bunting, Janine Hatter and Helena Ifill)

10:15-11:30: Keynote by Patricia Pulham (Portsmouth): ‘Collaborating with the Dead: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Borrowed Prestige’ (Delaney Lecture Theatre)

11:30-12:00: COFFEE (Delaney 0-8)

12:00-1:00: Panel 1 Collaborative Relationships (Delaney Lecture Theatre)

Alexis Ancona and Jacob Hale (University of Dayton): ‘Unnatural Selection: Anthropomorphic and Supernatural Animals in Alice Illustrations’

Kimberley Braxton (Keele University): ‘“to exiled and harassed Anne wishing she was here” – Recovering the Literary Relationship of Anne and Emily Brontë’

1:00-2:00: LUNCH (Delaney 0-8)

2:00-3:00: Panel 2 Collaborative Authorships (Delaney Lecture Theatre)

Annachiara Cozzi (University of Pavia): ‘Anything but the Text: A Paratextual Analysis of Co-Authored Novels, 1870-1900’

Chris Louttit (Radboud University, Nijmegen): ‘Revisiting “The Gay Haunt of Cultured Vagabondage”: Bohemian Life Writing and Collaborative Models of Authorship’

3:00-4:00: Panel 3 Collaborative Afterlives (Delaney Lecture Theatre)

Erin Louttit (Independent Scholar): ‘Rewriting the Romans: Adaptive Literary Collaboration, W. H. Mallock’s Lucretius on Life and Death and Edward Fitzgerald’s The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Charlotte Wadoux (University of Kent): ‘Ventriloquising the Dickens-Collins collaboration in Dan Simmons’s Drood’

4:00-5:00: Roundtable discussion with Kirsty Bunting (MMU) and Janine Hatter (SHU) on ‘Teaching Victorian Popular Collaboration’ (Delaney 0-8)

5:00-7.30 Optional Afternoon Tea at the Brasserie, Crewe Hall Hotel

5:05pm Coach leaves Reception Building

7:30 Bus leaves Crewe Hall going back to Crewe Train Station, calling at the campus on the way (a 10-15 minute journey).


Study Day with vegetarian buffet lunch and refreshments: £16.50

Optional Afternoon Cream Tea at The Brasserie, Crewe Hall Hotel, 5-7.30 pm (transport with 7.45pm Crewe train station drop off, included): £27