Day 2: The popularity of historical fiction

How popular is historical fiction and why? That is the question our four speakers will be discussing today. Spread throughout the day we will have lectures from author Elizabeth Chadwick; historians Justin Champion and Tracey Loughran; and pubilsher Peter Straus. Questions about the popularity of anything are always difficult to tie down to a single issue (or at least relatively few issues) so it will be interesting to hear what this diverse group of speakers will have to say about the matter.

In addition we have several more book reviews, opinion pieces and resources for you to look at as the day progresses.

Day 2: Programme

The conference programme can be found via a link on the left-hand column and will be updated at the end of each day with links to the day’s items. However, each day we will also update you with the day’s proceedings. It should be noted that all times are British GMT.

9.30am         Lecture: Elizabeth Chadwick

10.30am       Book Review: The Crusades (Jenny Benham)

11am           Article: Jonathan Blaney on The omniscient narrator: the historical

technique of Penelope Fitzgerald

12pm           Lecture: Justin Champion

2pm             Lecture: Tracey Loughran

3pm             Lecture: Peter Straus

4pm             Book review: Queers, erotomaniacs and Victorians (Harry Cocks) 

5pm             Day 2 Best bits

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About Matt Phillpott

I am an historian of early modern Britain and the Digital Resources Manager at the School of Advanced Study. My main area of interest is in the authentication of knowledge in early print, including religious, historical, and agricultural texts.

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