English announces major international Brigid Brophy conference for October 2015

The English Division at the University of Northampton School of the Arts is very pleased to announce the full programme for the forthcoming Brigid Brophy conference on 9th and 10th October 2015.  In the words of Professor Richard Canning, organizer of the conference, the event will,  “celebrate all aspects of Brophy’s literary career, as well as her leading contributions to animal rights, vegetarianism, anti-vivisectionism, humanism, feminist politics and advocacy of the Public Lending Right.”   The conference will feature keynote lectures by author of The Northern Clemency and The Emperor Waltz, Professor Philip Hensher (Bath Spa University), Goldsmiths Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature, Dr Carole Ann Sweeney and British writer, psychologist, and animal rights advocate, Dr Richard Ryder.  For more information on the conference, including details of how to register, please read below.

BrigidBrophyDon'teverforgetThe exciting programme also features papers by University of Sheffield Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Dr Robert McKay, Isherwood and Ackerley biographer, Peter Parker, US academics Michael Bronski (Professor of the Practice of Media and Activism, Harvard) and Gary L. Francione (Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Law, Rutgers) as well as a personal address by Brigid Brophy’s daughter, Kate Levey .  Click here to view the full Brigid Brophy Conference Programme and conference poster.

If you would like to attend the conference,  please visit the University of Northampton online shop to enter your registration details and pay your conference fee.  If you have any queries about attending the conference, please contact Larissa.Allwork@northampton.ac.uk or Richard.Canning@northampton.ac.uk

About Dr Larissa Allwork

Dr Larissa Allwork worked at the University of Northampton School of the Arts (May 2012 - August 2015). She also participated in Professor Janet Wilson's EU-Marie Curie funded Constructions of Home and Belonging ITN. She continues to be affiliated to Dr Sonya Andermahr's Working Group for Interdisciplinary Research in Trauma, Narrative and Performance.

Posted on March 30, 2015, in Conferences, Events, News, Research Institutes and Centres, School of Social Sciences, School of the Arts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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