Event Date/Time: Jul 02, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 02, 2009
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We are on the verge of the half-centenary of the Penguin Lady Chatterley trial. Where does Lawrence’s novel stand now? In the light of theoretical-inflected and political criticisms, how do we now read Lady Chatterley’s Lover? What impact has the editorial work on the various versions of the novel had? What do we make of rewritings, film versions and parodies? What were the consequences of the Penguin trial, both for Lawrence and for other writers, and for publishers? Can we now talk of good writing and literary quality? What do we presently understand by pornography and obscenity?

The conference is part of the AHRC-funded Penguin Archive Project at the University of Bristol. An exhibition of related materials from the University of Bristol Library Special Collections Penguin Archive will form part of the conference proceedings.

Keynote speakers: Dr Fiona Becket (Leeds), Prof Alistair McCleery (Napier)


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£25 / £15 (concessions) 1pm onwards