The Early Historical Novel: Liberty and the Nation (Public Lecture, 25th February)


Old Books, by Stephanie. Reproduced under CC-BY-3.0 Licence.

Old Books, by Stephanie. Reproduced under CC-BY-3.0 Licence.

All are warmly welcome to the annual Robin Dix memorial lecture, to be given by Professor Fiona Price (University of Chicester). The lecture will take place on Thursday, 25 February at 6:30 pm in the Senate Room, University College, and will be followed by a reception. Please email Denise Amor at english.studies@durham.ac.uk if you are interested in attending.

Fiona Price is Professor of English Literature at the University of Chichester and author of the monograph Revolutions in Taste 1773 – 1818: Women Writers and the Aesthetics of Romanticism (Ashgate, 2009). She has written widely on historical fiction and on the aesthetics of political change. She has edited two historical novels: Jane Porter’s The Scottish Chiefs (1810; Broadview P, 2007) and Sarah Green’s Private History of the Court of England (1808; Pickering and Chatto, 2011.)

The annual Robin Dix memorial lecture commemorates the life and work of a Lecturer in the Department of English Studies, Dr Robin Dix (1956-2007). Dr Dix was a specialist in eighteenth-century writing and thought, particularly the writings of Mark Akenside, the Newcastle physician and poet. Previous memorial lectures have been delivered by Professor Nicholas Roe (University of St Andrews) and Emeritus Professor Andrew Sanders (Durham University).

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