Margaret Oliphant in Context

A conference at the University of Leicester, 6th July 2015

Margaret Oliphant 1881

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A conference on the Victorian novelist, biographer, literary critic and historian Margaret Oliphant (1828-97) is being held at the Victorian Studies Centre, University of Leicester, to celebrate the publication of the 25 volume Selected Works of Margaret Oliphant, (Pickering and Chatto, 2011-16) under the general editorship of Joanne Shattock and Elisabeth Jay.

Margaret Oliphant was a Victorian woman of letters, who wrote across multiple genres: fiction, literary criticism, history, travel writing, and biography. Her Autobiography (1899) is justly celebrated as a unique writing life. In her reviewing and in her wider journalism, her subjects included literature in English and European languages, philosophy, theology, art and current social  issues, especially those affecting women.  She was also a translator and a series editor.


'Margaret Oliphant c. 1895

Programme and registration

Conference programme

The registration fee for regular attendees is £40. For post grads, early career researchers, independent scholars the fee is £20.

Registration is now open. Please register via this link by 2nd July.



Conference venue CW building


The conference will be held in the City Hub Suites of the Charles Wilson Building on the University Campus



We recommend College Court, the university's own hotel, a short walking distance from the venue. Prices are as follows:

Standard single: £79
Standard double: £89
Executive single: £89
Executive double: £99


Car: The University's postcode is LE1 7RH. All campus access is via University Road. Parking can be limited so please consider this before making your journey.

Train: The venue is within easy reach of Leicester station, a 70 minute journey from St Pancras International, central London, via East Midlands Trains. There is a taxi rank at the station which can take you direct to the campus, alternatively it is a 10-15 minute walk from the station.

Bus: 48, 80 (via city centre), and 80a (via Oadby/halls of residence)

For further information see the university's website.



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