International conference 2015

Programme for Evelyn Waugh and His Circle: Reading and Editing the Complete Works. Held at College Court, University of Leicester, from 24-26 April 2015

Friday 24 April
Editing the Complete Works

Friday focussed on digital humanities and textual editing

Please note that general registration opens at 11.00.

09:00: Editor registration opens. Refreshments available

09:30-11:00: Plenary discussion: focus on the recording of Manuscript Development and Textual Variants (MDATV).

11:00-12:00 - General registration opens

Refreshments available
MDATV surgeries and file repository drop-in for project editors

12:00-13:00: Parallel sessions

Round table discussion

Approaching commentary in The Complete Works editions. Discussion to cover the style and content of endnotes: How much contextual information should be included? What can we assume the reader knows?


Introduction to the Evelyn Waugh bibliography and Evelyn Waugh Studies online
Introduction to the Waugh Forum

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-15:30: General Welcome and introduction to the project from Alexander Waugh.

Round table discussion: Issues in editing large editions

15:30-16:00: Refreshments

16:00 – 17:30: Parallel sessions: Editing and Digital Humanities.

Textual editing panel: Martin Stannard, Jeff Manley and Donat Gallagher.


Introduction to the Evelyn Waugh bibliography and Evelyn Waugh Studies online
Introduction to the Waugh Forum
Using the OUP file repository (editors only)

17:30-18:30: Parallel sessions: Focus on Digital Humanities.

Digital Humanities panel: Antony F. P. Vickery and Duncan McLaren.

Workshops as at 16.00 - 17.30.

19.30: Dinner

Still from The High Green Wall (1954). Courtesy HRC TexasPost-dinner screening of rare TV film 'The High Green Wall', based on Waugh's 'The Man Who Liked Dickens.'



Saturday 25 April
Reading the Complete Works I

Selina Hastings
Selina Hastings
7.00-9.00: Breakfast

9.00-10.00: Day registration and arrival refreshments

10.00-11.30: Keynote

‘Evelyn Waugh and Nancy Mitford: A Literary Correspondence Course’.

Selina Hastings

11.30-12.00: Coffee

12.00-13.30: Parallel Sessions

Aspects of Waugh, Uncertain Times and Waugh and Film: Adaptation

13.30-14.15: Lunch

William Boyd
William Boyd
14.15-15.00: Plenary session: Readings from In the Picture: Fact and Fiction Behind Evelyn Waugh's Sword of Honour by Donat Gallagher and Carlos Villar Flor

15.00-16.30: Parallel Sessions: (Post)colonial Values: Waugh Abroad, Cultural Influence and The Image of the Thirties

16.30-17.00: Refreshments

17.00-18.30: Keynote -

‘The Art of Nuance: Adapting Evelyn Waugh for the Screen’.

William Boyd

18.30 – 19.30: Free time/ surgeries for project editors

20.00: Gala Dinner


Sunday 26 April
Reading the Complete Works II

Paula Byrne
Paula Byrne
7.00-9.00: Breakfast

9.00-10.30: Parallel Sessions 3

Grace and Guilt, Post-1945 Fiction and Works of Faith

10.30-11.00: Coffee

11.00-12.30: Keynote –

‘Partial Lives and Obscure Lives’.

Paula Byrne

12.30–13.30: Sunday Lunch

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