REGISTRATION OPEN: ‘Remarkable Reynolds: Dickens’s Radical Rival’, Saturday 26th July 2014, Westminster Archives Centre

We are delighted to announce that registration is OPEN for ‘Remarkable Reynolds: Dickens’s Radical Rival’

Westminster Archives Centre
Sat. 26th July 2014
11am – 4pm
Sponsored by the English & Creative Writing Department, University of Roehampton, London

This is a FREE bicentenary event to celebrate the life and work of GWM Reynolds, but places are limited.

Keynote Speakers:

Louis James (University of Kent): ‘More Popular than Dickens? G.W.M. Reynolds and mid-Victorian England’
Anne Humpherys (City University, New York): ‘Dining with Reynolds, Dicks, and their Friends and Relations’

Readings from ‘Bleak House’ and ‘The Mysteries of London’ by Michael Slater, as well as from ‘Wagner the Werewolf’ and ‘The Necromancer’

Talks from:
Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton): ‘Looking at Reynolds’
Rohan McWilliam (Anglia Ruskin University): ‘The Chartist Gothic: Reynolds and the Radical Imagination’

Ruth Doherty (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Mr Jones and Nemo’s Bones: Crowded Graves in Reynolds and Dickens’
Jessica Hindes (Royal Holloway, University of London): ‘”Not in reality an indecent publication”: Reynolds and the Victorian obscene’
Mary L. Shannon (University of Roehampton): ‘Reynolds and Westminster’

There will also be an exhibition of Reynolds material on the day. Tea and coffee will be available from 10.30am.

Please REGISTER to reserve your place by contacting:
Westminster City Archives, 10 St Ann’s St, London SW1P 2DE
tel.: 020 7641 5180
archives@westminster.gov.uk<mailto:archives@westminster.gov.uk>

For further details, and the latest downloadable programme and poster, see:
http://remarkablereynolds.wordpress.com/

Any questions of queries can also be directed to Mary L. Shannon at Mary.Shannon@roehampton.ac.uk<mailto:Mary.Shannon@roehampton.ac.uk>, and please feel free to forward this notice to friends and family.

We look forward to seeing you in July!

Programme:

Tea and Coffee available from 10.30am

11:00 Welcome

11:05 Westminster Archives and their Collections

11:15 Keynote 1

Louis James, University of Kent: ‘More Popular than Dickens? G.W.M. Reynolds and mid-Victorian England’

11.55 Tea break

12.05 Talks

Ian Haywood, University of Roehampton: ‘Looking at Reynolds’

Mary L. Shannon, University of Roehampton: ‘Reynolds and Westminster’

12:45 Reading 1 Bleak House and Mysteries of London: Michael Slater, Birkbeck, University of London

1pm LUNCH (attendees make own arrangements)

2:00pm Keynote 2

Anne Humpherys, City University New York: ‘Dining with Reynolds, Dicks, and their Friends and Relations’

2:40pm Reading 2 Wagner the Wehr Wolf and The Necromancer

2:50pm Tea Break

3pm Talks

Ruth Doherty, Trinity College Dublin: ‘Mr Jones and Nemo’s Bones: Crowded Graves in Reynolds and Dickens’

Jessica Hindes, Royal Holloway, University of London: ‘”Not in reality an indecent publication”: Reynolds and the Victorian obscene’

Rohan McWilliam, Anglia Ruskin University: ‘The Chartist Gothic: Reynolds and the Radical Imagination’

3.55pm Closing remarks

4:00pm END

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