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School of English and Drama

Arthur Morrison and the East End

2 November 2013

Time: 9:00am
Venue: Queen Mary, University of London

Conference announcement:

Arthur Morrison and the East End

Saturday 2 November 2013

The Octagon, Queens Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS


This conference marks the 150th  anniversary of the birth of realist novelist Arthur Morrison, best remembered for his notorious A Child of the Jago (1896).  Relentless in its bleakness and violence, the novel captured the desperate struggle to survive among the poorest in the East End. This is the first academic conference to focus on Morrison and features established and emergent scholars exploring the aesthetics, social and sexual politics of his work.


It will be held in the Octagon at Queen Mary, University of London, the site of the library of the former People's Palace, where Morrison was employed from 1888-90.


For the full programme and to book tickets see the conference website:

Tickets: £10/£5 concession.


Conference supported by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, QMUL, Centre for Public Engagement, QMUL, the Raphael Samuel History Centre, the Department of English, QMUL and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Southern Oregon University.

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