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



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



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





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



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




9:30-11                  Caroline Adams

11-11;15               coffee break



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



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   




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


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



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:

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