Bloomsbury's Women

20th March 2013 19:00
Faber and Faber, Bloomsbury House
74-77 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DA.
The final event in a series of three New Audiences events in partnership with Royal Holloway, University of London, that explored some of the most exciting established and emerging contemporary voices from London's literary Bloomsbury.

The fascinating history of female poets from Bedford College and Bloomsbury's past. At the centre of literary London for over half a century, Bloomsbury has produced some of the most dynamic and important women poets in modern literary history. The first female higher education institution in the UK, Bedford College's fascinating history is brought to life through poetry.

Anne Varty, MA (Glas), DPhil (Oxon), is Reader and Head of Department in the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research is in Victorian and contemporary British literature and theatre, often focussing on women writers. She has recently edited The Edinburgh Companion to Liz Lochhead (2013), and she has published on fin-de-siècle women’s journalism, Victorian theatre, and Oscar Wilde.

Ruth Livesey is Reader in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Thought in the Department of English, Royal Holloway University of London. She is the author of Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914 (OUP, 2007). More recently she has published a co-edited collection, The American Experiment and the Idea of Democracy in British Culture, 1776-1914 (Ashgate, 2013). She is a co-editor of the Journal of Victorian Culture.
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