CFP: Marie Corelli and Popular Women Novelists 1880-1910 (UK) (7/31/05; 3/30/06-4/1/06)

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Irene Rose

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Marie Corelli and Popular Women Novelists 1880-1910


30th March – 1st April 2006

Hosted by

University of Birmingham, Liverpool John Moores University

Association for Research in Popular Fictions


To be held at Mason Croft, Shakespeare Institute

Stratford Upon Avon, England


Call for Papers – Deadline July 1st


In 1898 The Women at Home grouped together twenty two popular novelists whose books testify "to many sleepless nights caused by the exciting scenes in these novels". This conference aims to examine the collective identity of popular women novelists and consider them as a group influential to the period.


Papers focusing on the following novellists are invited:

Miss Braddon, Mrs Hodgson-Burnett, Miss Rosa Nouchette Carey, John Oliver Hobbes (PMT Craigie), Mrs WK Clifford, Miss Marie Corelli, Miss Sarah Doundney, Miss Betham Edwards, Sarah Grand, Miss Beatrice Harranden, Mrs Lynn Linton, Edna Lyall, Mrs Katherine S. Macquoid, Lucas Mallet (Mrs Harrison), Miss Florence Marryat, Mrs LT Meade, Mrs Molesworth, Ouida, Mrs Louisa Parr, Mrs Oliver Schreiner, Miss Adeline Sergeant, Mrs Flora Annie Stell and Mrs Humphrey Ward


If you are working in this area or would like to nominate another popular writer please send a proposal to Nickianne Moody and Maureen Bell.

Association for Research in Popular Fictions, Media and Cultural Studies,

Liverpool John Moores University, Dean Walters Building,

St James Road, Liverpool L1 7BR, UK

Fax: +44 (0)151 643 1980

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