VPFA Annual Conference

11th Annual VPFA Conference

‘Mind, Matter(s), Spirit: Forms of Knowledge in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture’

8-10th July 2019
University of Greenwich, London

Download the VPFA 2019 – Final Programme; VPFA Reading Pack – ‘Altered States of Body and Mind’ and VPFA 2019 – Dinner Pre-Order Form here.

Highlights include:

Keynote: Chris Louttit, ‘Capturing the Spirit of Bohemia: The Life of the Artist in 1860s Popular Fiction’

Keynote: Beth Palmer, ‘Sensation Fiction and the Theatre: Braddon, Boucicault and Matters of Adaptation’

Keynote: Christopher Pittard, ‘Vanishing Points: Sidney Paget, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Sherlock Holmes’

PGR Professionalisation Workshop: ‘What is the REF and what is “research excellence”?’, hosted by Andrew King

Exhibition: ‘Late-Victorian & Edwardian Paperback Fiction’, curated by John Spiers

Reading Group: Altered States of Mind and Body’, hosted by James Green and Henry Bartholomew

Special Panel 1: ‘The Spirit of Exploration in Victorian Popular Fiction’ hosted by Minna Vuohelainen

Special Panel 2: ‘Matters of the Mind in Victorian Popular Fiction’ hosted by Valerie Fehlbaum

Special Panel 3: ‘Matters of the Home in Victorian Popular Fiction’ hosted by Jessica Cox