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'Wild Irish Girls': A bicentenary conference to mark the publication of Sydney Owenson’s (Lady Morgan) The Wild Irish Girl and Maria Edgeworth’s Leonora. To be held at Chawton House Library on the 20th & 21st July 2006.


Professor James Chandler, University of Chicago, ‘Edgeworth and the Edgeworthians’.

Ms Norma Clarke, ‘Laetitia Pilkington: The Original Wild Irish Girl’.

Dr Claire Connolly, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, ‘Theorising affectivity in Irish Romanticism’.

The event will take place at Chawton House Library, the centre for the study of early women’s writing, which holds first editions of both novels, as well as many other editions of works by Edgeworth and Owenson. It is jointly organised by Chawton House Library and the English Department at the University of Southampton.

CONFERENCE FEES: Full-time employed: £120 / Student, retired, unwaged: £65.

Accommodation is available at an additional cost. Details will be on the Registration Form.

BOOKING DEADLINE: 23 June 2006. Please contact: Kathy Quinn at Chawton House Library:

T: +44 (0)1420 541010

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