Lady Anna – BIG READ

From 25th March to 6th May 2024 join Trollope enthusiasts from across the world every second Monday to discuss Lady Anna as we read it together on Zoom.

Concluding talk

On 6th May we are delighted to welcome Professor Dinah Birch, editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Can You Forgive Her? and The Small House at Allington. Professor Birch will deliver the final talk covering the entire book.

Professor Dinah Birch is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Cultural Engagement and Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool. She chaired REF2014 Sub-panel 29 (English Literature and Language) and was Deputy Chair of Main Panel D (Arts and Humanities) and is Chair of Main Panel D in REF 2021. External roles include chairing the Editorial Board of The Conversation (an international online journal for the dissemination of research: http://theconversation.com/uk) and serving as President of the British Association for Victorian Studies.

Dinah has published widely on Victorian fiction and poetry, and on the work of the critic John Ruskin. Her books include Our Victorian Education (2007), and she is the general editor of the Oxford Companion to English Literature (7th ed., 2009). She has published new editions of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford (2011)
and Anthony Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her? (2012) and The Small House at Allington (2014) with Oxford University Press. Her interest in prose style is reflected in recent essays on George Eliot, Anthony Trollope, and John Ruskin, and she has also published work on the Brontë family and 19c education. She served as a member of the Man Booker prize panel in 2012. She is a regular broadcaster and contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and London Review of Books.

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You only need to register once, you can then attend any of the 2024 BIG READ Zoom meetings without needing to register again. You can cancel your registration at any time.

  • 6 May 2024 – Lady Anna, Chapters 37-48
  • 20 May 2024 – Tales of All Countries, Short Story tbc
  • 3 June 2024 – Is He Popenjoy?, Chapters 1-13
  • 17 June 2024 – Is He Popenjoy?, Chapters 14-26
  • 1 July 2024 – Is He Popenjoy?, Chapters 27-39
  • 15 July 2024 – Is He Popenjoy?, Chapters 40-52
  • 29 July 2024 – Is He Popenjoy?, Chapters 53-64
  • 12 August 2024 – The Duke’s Children, Chapters 1-12
  • 26 August 2024 – The Duke’s Children, Chapters 13-24
  • 9 September 2024 – The Duke’s Children, Chapters 25-35
  • 23 September 2024 – The Duke’s Children, Chapters 36-46
  • 7 October 2024 – The Duke’s Children, Chapters 47-57
  • 21 October 2024 – The Duke’s Children, Chapters 58-68
  • 4 November 2024 – The Duke’s Children, Chapters 69-80
  • 18 November 2024 – An Autobiography, Chapters 1-10
  • 2 December 2024 – An Autobiography, Chapters 11-20
  • 16 December 2024 – Christmas Stories, Story tbc

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