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Frances 'Fanny' Burney and Popular Entertainments: the business of pleasure in Late-Georgian Britain

4th July 2016, 09:15 to 6th July 2016, 15:00, St Chad's College

The conference of the Burney Society is coming to Durham University from 4th to 6th July.

Frances Burney grew up at the centre of a vibrant metropolitan cultural scene, and was part of a network of musicians, writers, actors and artists whose careers depended on a culture of consumption, both imaginative and material. This was the world she evoked in her novels, plays and journals and this conference builds on the movement in Burney scholarship toward greater contextualisation of her work.

The conference centres around entertainment, with the conference programme itself featuring a range of entertainments, including an excursion to a site of local interest, Gibside House. The conference’s keynote address will be delivered by Harriet Guest, Professor Emerita of Eighteenth-Century Literature at the University of York.

For a full programme and registration information, please visit the Burney Society website.

Contact cassie.ulph@bishopg.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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