The 2018 Conference has now ended, but it is hoped to announce the dates of the Conference of 2019 very shortly !
There was one last minute addition to the Conference in the person of Dr Michael Hurley from Cambridge who addressed the theme:
‘The Virtues of Re-Reading’
Dr. Michael Hurley
Dr. Michael Hurley, is a Fellow of St Catharine’s Cambridge and has taught English Literature there for the last fifteen years, His research interests centre on matters of literary form and style, and on how qualities of ‘literariness’ can enable writers to say, think or do things that could not otherwise be said, thought or done. His most recent book was published last month by Bloomsbury, and is entitled: Faith in Poetry: Verse Style as a Mode of Religious Belief. His earlier books include a literary life of G. K. Chesterton, and a study of Poetic Form. He is the editor of the new Penguin Classics edition of the The Complete Father Brown Stories, and co-editor of a collection of essays entitled, Thinking Through Style: Non-Fiction Prose of the Long Nineteenth Century, which was published by Oxford University Press earlier this month.