34th AGM Annual Lecture

The 34th AGM and Annual Lecture took place in the magnificent surroundings of The Strangers’ Room at The Reform Club  on Thursday 21st October 2021.

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.

Photo album

Photographs of the speakers and guests at the 34th AGM & Annual Lecture

Trollope Society 34th AGM and Annual Lecture

Photography by James Basire. All rights reserved.

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