Registration: Arthur Morrisson and the East End, QMUL, 2 Nov ’13

Registration is now open for ‘Arthur Morrisson and the East End’, QMUL, 2 Nov 2013

This conference marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of realist novelist Arthur Morrison, best remembered for his notorious A Child of the Jago (1896). Relentless in its bleakness and violence, the novel captured the desperate struggle to survive among the poorest in the East End. This is the first academic conference to focus on Morrison and features established and emergent scholars of his fiction.

It will be held in the Octagon at Queen Mary, University of London, the site of the library of the former People’s Palace, where Morrison was employed from 1888-90.

Keynote speakers:
Professor Simon Joyce (College of William and Mary, USA), author of Capital Offenses: Geographies of Class and Crime in Victorian London (2003) and The Victorians in the Rearview Mirror (Ohio University Press, 2007)
Sarah Wise, author of The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum (Vintage 2009).

Panellists include:
Professor Dan Bivona (Arizona State University)
Eliza Cubitt (University College London)
Ruth Doherty (Trinity College, Dublin)
Professor Seth Koven (Rutgers University)
Victoria Lefevre (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Professor Diana Maltz (Southern Oregon University)
Dr. Nadia Valman (Queen Mary, University of London)

Click here to view a draft schedule for the conference

Conference organisers: Dr. Diana Maltz (Southern Oregon University) and Dr. Nadia Valman (Queen Mary, University of London).

Please direct enquiries to Dr. Nadia Valman at

Tickets: £10/£5 concession. Tickets should be purchased from the Queen Mary e-shop.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, the Centre for Public Engagement, Queen Mary, University of London, the Raphael Samuel History Centre, the Department of English at Queen Mary, University of London, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Oregon University.

Please see the website for further details.


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