Via the RomanceScholar listserv and jay Dixon comes news of a forthcoming colloquium on Georgette Heyer:
This conference, organised jointly by Lucy Cavendish College and Anglia Ruskin University, is aimed at all those with an interest in Heyer's historical novels, whether academics or general readers. It will include formal papers and more informal discussion sessions. We would welcome papers on any aspect of Heyer's historical novels. Possible topics might include:The colloquium will be held at Lucy Cavendish College on Saturday 7 November 2009. Professor Sarah Annes Brown, of Anglia Ruskin University, is "planning a short presentation on Lady of Quality, inspired by the writings of the late Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick."
Proposals for 20 minute papers should be sent to me, Sarah Brown [...], by 30th June 2009.
- sources and influences
- theoretical approaches to her works
- critical and popular reception
- class, gender and sexuality
I took the photo of the cover of Lady of Quality from Of Books and Bicycles, which has a review of the novel.