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"Writers, Readers, and Reputations'

Philip Waller OXFORD

Fri, April 12, 2013 | Tom Lea Rooms, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center 3.206

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Philip Waller’s major book is Writers, Readers, & Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918.  It presents a panoramic view of literary life in Britain over half a century before the First World War, revealing the authors’ relations with the reading public and tracing how reputations were made and unmade.  The author will relate how the book came to be written, what it sought to accomplish, why it took on the character it did, and how critics have reacted to it and evaluated it.
            Philip Waller is a past Editor of the English Historical Review and a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford. He has also written Town, City, and Nation: England 1850-1914 (1983; 1991); and Democracy and Sectarianism: A Political and Social History of Liverpool 1868-1939 (1981). He also edited The English Urban Landscape for Oxford University Press in 2000.

Sponsored by: Faculty Seminar on British Studies

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