Tuesday 19 June 2018, 9.15am - 5.30pm




Plenary: Professor Kathryn Sutherland, Senior Research Fellow, St Anne's College Oxford,  'Where history says little, fiction may say much': women writers and the historical novel'

This interdisciplinary conference is aimed primarily at exploring Heyer’s historical novels, but will also set her work in context with other contemporary female historical fiction writers, such as Norah Lofts, Margaret Irwin, Margaret Campbell Barnes, and Anya Seton, and with contemporary Regency romance. This conference will explore many aspects of Heyer’s historical works, including:

• Sources and influences

• Critical and popular reception

• Class, gender and sexuality

• Publishing and marketing histories

We hope that the day will be a combination of formal and informal sessions, and be a chance to meet other Heyer readers and discuss the impact of her work.

This conference coincides with the writing workshop 'The Craft of Georgette Heyer'

  • £55 Standard 

  • £35 Concessions (Students / Unwaged / Retired)