Reminder: Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day

Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day
Victorian Popular Collaboration
Saturday 22nd April 2017, 10am – 5pm
Delaney Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire Campus

“Collaboration is one of the literary features of our age, and at the present rate of progression there seems to be some prospect of it attaining alarming proportions in the future”(Walter Besant, ‘Guide to Matrimony’ in the St. Valentine’s edition of Home and Hearth, 1892)

Co-organised by Dr Kirsty Bunting, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, the ‘Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day: Victorian Popular Collaborations’ will be held on Saturday 22 April 2017 at the Cheshire campus. More details are below:

Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day: Victorian Popular Collaborations

Keynote: Patricia Pulham, Reader in Victorian Literature, University of Portsmouth

Roundtable: ‘Teaching Victorian Popular Collaboration’ led by Study Day Organisers Kirsty Bunting, MMU, and Janine Hatter, Hull

This VPFA Study Day will run 10-5pm, with an additional option of having Afternoon Cream Tea at The Brasserie, Crewe Hall Hotel 5-7.30pm (transport with 7.45pm Crewe train station drop off, included)



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 (Radboud University, Nijmegen): ‘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).