Conference Programme 2018

Location: Premier Inn, Trentham Gardens,  ST4 8JG

 

February 24th and February 25th 2018

9:30-11:15          garden and registration

11:15-12:10       Jerome de Groot

12:10-1pm          lunch

1-2:30  

1              

Fedorova              Russian Revolt on the Screen

Pooley  It’s Not the Wallpaper that Worries Me: Genre Trouble and Historical Faction

Slugan   Crime Reconstructions in Early Cinema: The Threat to Public Morals and The Fact/Fiction Distinction

 

2         

Hardstaff              Maybe One Day: Anticipation in the Children’s Social Justice Novel

Baker                      Intertextuality in Antonia Forest’s Marlowe books & the 2 historical ones

Preston                  ‘Drake at sea and our Eliza ashore’: stories of the Spanish Armada, Catholics, and Protestants in Elizabethan England

 

 

2:45-4:15            

3    

Keen                         ‘Me no speak Celtic’: Britons Abroad in Screen Portrayals of the Roman Empire

Hackworth         Fictive History and Historical Myth

Harrisson            ghost stories as embedded historical narratives

 

4                                

Ramsay                  Central but Silent: works of art and architecture as characters in fiction

Butterworth      Treasuring the Unbelievable

 

4:30 to 5:30        Caroline Sturdy-Colls

 

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Sunday

9:30-11                  Caroline Adams

11-11;15               coffee break

11:15-12:45      

5        

Ioulia Kolovou  Did she or didn’t she?” Portraying Powerful Historical Women in Fiction: The Case of Anna Komnene.’

Yasemin                 From Empire to Republic: Perceptions of Change in Contemporary Fiction

Gilchrist                Bleed-through: When historical fiction colours historiography

 

6  

Padmore               Writing Bennelong: The cultural impact of early Australian biofictions by Eleanor Dark and Ernestine Hill

Wallace                  ‘It ought to be one of our three major forms’: theorising the Anglo-Welsh historical novel

Ilgner    The Foreign King? The Political Appropriation Of Alfred The Great In Nineteenth-Century German Literature

 

12:-45-1:45        Lunch and business meeting   

 

1:45-3:15

7       

Brooks                   Isolation of the Long Distance Quaker

Mendlesohn        Victorian Quakers in the Seventeenth Century historical novel

Macdonald           Writing Edwardian feminism through historical Quakers and Dissenters

8

Morgan                  If Your Past isn’t Queer it is not Realistic

Cook                        Anne Boleyn, The Woman Question and Victorian Historical Culture”

Brown                   A Dead Man in Deptford?: The Death and Afterlife of Christopher Marlowe in Historical Fiction

3:30-4:30            

9

Flothow                Writing a Restoration Rake: the Earl of Rochester in comic fiction

Fotheringham   Doing justice to the past: the representation of violence in a historical comic

4:30-5:30             Roundtable

Close of conference: Attendees are invited back to The Hollies, James St, for drinks and snacks.

To  book.

If you have specific access needs please contact: historicalfictionsresearch@gmail.com

The venue is wheelchair accessible, and food will cover vegan, vegetarian and gf.

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