Registration is now open for the ‘Margaret Oliphant in Context’ Conference at the University of Leicester on 6 July 2015. The conference programme and the link for registration are available on the conference website: https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/english/research/margaret-oliphant-in-context
A conference on the Victorian novelist, biographer, literary critic and historian Margaret Oliphant (1828-97) is being held at the Victorian Studies Centre, University of Leicester, to celebrate the publication of the 25 volume Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant, (Pickering and Chatto, 2011-16) under the general editorship of Joanne Shattock and Elisabeth Jay.
Margaret Oliphant was a Victorian woman of letters, who wrote across multiple genres: fiction, literary criticism, history, travel writing, and biography. Her Autobiography (1899) is justly celebrated as a unique writing life. In her reviewing and in her wider journalism, her subjects included literature in English and European languages, philosophy, theology, art and current social issues, especially those affecting women. She was also a translator and a series editor.
Thanks to a generous grant from BAVS in support of the conference we are offering a reduced rate of £20 for postgraduates, early career researchers, and independent scholars.