34th AGM Annual Lecture
The 34th Annual Trollope Society Lecture – ‘Clean and Dirty Trollopes’
J. Hillis Miller has praised Trollope for his ‘simple and eloquent style’ and ‘purity of language’. In 1856, by contrast, the publisher’s reader for Barchester Towers felt that its ‘vulgarity and exaggeration’ were ‘likely to be repulsive to the viewer’.
Who is more right? How clean (or indeed, dirty) a writer is Trollope?
The 34th Annual Lecture was given by Professor John Bowen on the subject of ‘Clean and Dirty Trollopes’. John Bowen is Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of York, a past President of the Dickens Fellowship, and a Fellow of the English Association. He has written widely on nineteenth-century fiction and is the editor of Trollope’s Phineas Redux and Barchester Towers published by Oxford World’s Classics.
Photographs of the speakers and guests at the 34th AGM & Annual Lecture
Photography by James Basire. All rights reserved.
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