Trollope Society 30th AGM & Annual Lecture

All Trollope Society members are invited to attend the AGM and Annual Lecture which will be held at the National Liberal Club.

Dr Luca Caddia, who is currently Assistant Curator at the Keats-Shelley House, Rome, is a keen Trollope enthusiast who delivered a paper on ‘The Way We Counterlive Now: Trollope as a Character’s Writer’ at the recent Trollope Bicentennial Conference in Leuven. After having completed his doctorate with a dissertation on the relationship between character and career in the Palliser Novels, he started translating Trollope’s short stories into Italian (his latest publication is titled ‘The Turkish Bath’. Exotic Tales).

His Lecture will examine Trollope’s writings in areas which contrast with the more traditional Trollope novel set in the familiar surroundings of Victorian England. This talk will focus on stories he set far from home, establishing a meaningful division between the ‘colonial’ characters who have left Britain to settle in Australia, (ie novels such as Harry Heathcote of Gangoil and John Caldigate) and the more ‘touristic’ tales consisting mainly, but not only, in shorter stories dealing with British citizens travelling abroad for a fixed period.

The talk will consider both cases in some detail and argue that while the colonial novels end up supporting the martial manliness that late Victorian Britain was substituting for the gentlemanly ethics so dear to the domestic Trollope, the touristic stories show characters unprepared to either meet or master change.

Please come and join us at the 30th AGM and Annual Lecture and discover the impact of the exotic Trollope.

There will be a buffet supper following the AGM & Annual Lecture, price £35.

Address: National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE