The Business of a woman’s life

Female authorship, celebrity, and fandom in the long 19th century

An interdisciplinary conference.

University of Reading, 26th March 2018.

Plenary speaker:   Prof. Alexis Easley, University of St. Thomas

Sponsored by the British Association for Victorian Studies and the University of Reading.

Papers on everything from the digital afterlives of Jane Austen and Marie Corelli’s fan mail.

For full details, programme and registration information, go to

About English Literature at Reading

The Department of English Literature at Reading has been an internationally recognised centre for research and teaching in English Studies for over a hundred years. Our teaching system, with its emphasis on seminars and tutorial work, encourages our students to discuss ideas with tutors and other students in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. All of our students have access to dedicated study advisors; our academic placement scheme and 'professional track' programme provide invaluable preparation for subsequent careers.
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