The conference will last from Monday 16 December 9:00am to Tuesday 17 December 5:00pm. View the conference programme.

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Diana Wallace
University of South WalesDiana Wallace

Diana Wallace is Professor of English Literature at the University of South Wales. Her publications include Christopher Meredith (forthcoming from University of Wales Press, 2018), Female Gothic Histories: Gender, History and the Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2013), The Woman’s Historical Novel: British Women Writers, 1900-2000 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and Sisters and Rivals in British Women’s Fiction, 1914-39 (Macmillan, 2000).  She edited Hilda Vaughan’s Here are Lovers (1926) for Honno’s Welsh Women’s Classics series.

Dr. Belén Vidal
King’s College LondonBelén Vidal

Belén Vidal is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at King’s College London. She researches and teaches on the historical film genres in contemporary cinema, particularly the biopic and the heritage film in Europe. She is the author of Figuring the Past. Period Film and the Mannerist Aesthetic (Amsterdam UP, 2012) and Heritage Film (Columbia UP/Wallflower, 2012), and co-editor of The Biopic in Contemporary Film Culture (Routledge, 2014) and of Cinema at the Periphery (Wayne State University Press, 2010).

Patricia Duncker
novelist | University of ManchesterPatricia Duncker

Patricia Duncker is the author of Hallucinating Foucault (winner of the Dillons First Fiction Award and the McKitterick Prize in 1996), The Deadly Space Between, James Miranda Barry and Miss Webster and Chérif (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2007). She has written two books of short fiction, Monsieur Shoushana’s Lemon Trees (shortlisted for the Macmillan Silver Pen Award in 1997) and Seven Tales of Sex and Death, (re-issued by Bloomsbury, 2015) and a collection of essays on writing and contemporary literature, Writing on the Wall. In 2010 she published The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge (shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2010 and the Green Carnation Prize 2011). Her most recent novel, the critically acclaimed Sophie and the Sibyl: A Victorian Romance (2015) was also shortlisted for the Green Carnation Award 2015. She is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Manchester where she taught from 2007-2015.