REGISTRATION OPEN, ‘Locating the Burneys: From the Margins to the Mainstream’, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, 30 July – 1 August

‘Locating the Burneys: from the margins to the mainstream’
Conference of the Burney Society (UK),
30 July-1 August, Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln Keynote Speakers: Gillian Dow (Southampton), Lorna Clark (Carleton) Full details:


Provisional Conference Programme

Tuesday 30 July
Panel 1 Marriage and Property
Cleo O’Callaghan Yeoman (University of Edinburgh), ‘Marriage as the new mainstream: Evelina and the Bluestockings’
Beth Cortese (Aarhus University), ‘Novel Developments: Frances Burney and the rise of the Heiress Novel’

Panel 2 Identities
Montana Davies-Shuck (Northumbria University), ‘Marginalised Identities: Madame Duval and the physical representation of hostility to foppish bodies’
Marie Egan (DCU Dublin), ‘In Frances Burney’s Bad Books’
Gina Maddison (Coleg Llandrillo University Centre, Grwp Llandrillo Menai), ‘What’s in a name? Identity through First Names in Frances Burney’s Novels’
Keynote 1 Professor Lorna Clark (Carleton University), ‘Progress of a Heroine:  From the Margins to the Mainstream with Frances Burney’

Panel 3 Burneys and Beyond: New Directions and Connections Lucy-Anne Katgely (Université de Strasbourg), ‘Aspiring Burneys: Anonymous Novelists on the Margins of Literary Fame’
Grace Harvey (University of Lincoln), ‘Recovering Robert Bage: Frances Burney and the Relevance of Satire in the Margins of Literature’
Francesca Saggini (Università degli Studi della Tuscia), ‘Frances Burney and the Muses: a new contribution to Burney Studies’

Musical Recital and Drinks Reception
Conference Dinner (optional)

Wednesday 31 July
Keynote 2 Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton), ‘« Des riens, sans consequence, et sans interet » : Some Things of Interest in Frances Burney’s French Journals’

Panel 4 Charles Burney in the archives
Francis Knights (University of Cambridge), ‘The Sources of Charles Burney’s “History of Music”’
Cassie Ulph (Bishop Grosseteste University), ‘Bringing “D[r]ead Doctor Burney” back to life’
Panel 5 Public and Private Spaces
Gillian Russell (University of York), ‘Locating Frances Burney at the trial of Warren Hastings: the Evidence of Tickets’
Karen Lipsedge (Kingston University), ‘Evelina, the Dressing-Room, and a Heroine’s Movement from the Margins to the Centre’
Avantika Pokhriyal (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi), ‘The Female Street Walker in Frances Burney’s Novels’

Roundtable: Living memory? The challenge of heritage without a house.
Gillian Dow (Associate Prof. in English, University of Southampton; former director of Chawton House Library) Katherine Fennelly (architectural historian and post-medieval archaeologist, University of Lincoln) Claudia Capancioni (Senior Lecturer, BGU) Miriam Al Jamil (Chair, Burney Society UK)

Burney Society UK AGM – all welcome

Thursday 1 August
Optional outing: Lincoln Castle, Victorian Prison and the Magna Carta (details TBA)


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