University conference celebrates publication of The Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant

A conference on the works of Victorian novelist Margaret Oliphant, featuring literary experts from the UK, US and New Zealand hosted by the university’s Victorian Studies Centre will celebrate the publication of The Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant, a 25 volume series edited by the School of English's Professor Joanne Shattock in collaboration with Professor Elisabeth Jay of Oxford Brookes University.

Margaret Oliphant (1828-97) was a popular and prolific Victorian writer with a career spanning almost fifty years and a bibliography featuring nearly one hundred novels, fifty short stories and various other non-fiction works.

Professor Shattock said: “Margaret Oliphant was in many ways ahead of her time as a writer.  In the range of her output, novels, biographies, journalism and a candid autobiography she was a forerunner of many professional writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.”

The conference will take place from 9.30am till 6pm on Monday 6 July in the City Hub Suites of the Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester.

Anyone wishing to register a place at the conference can do so by visiting the conference website.

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