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Life Writing Research and Reading Series - Dr Jane Jordan

Date:13 October 2010, 4:00pm to
13 October 2010, 6:00pm
Location:Room JG2002, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road Campus

Dr Jane Jordan (Kingston), “Recovering the Life of a ‘Lost’ Victorian Popular Novelist: ‘The Lady Who Called Herself Ouida’”

Dr Jane Jordan is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University and co-founder of the Victorian Popular Fiction Association. Jane is the author of two biographies, Josephine Butler (2001) and Kitty O’Shea (2005), and co-editor of Josephine Butler and the Prostitution Campaigns (2003), with Ingrid Sharp, as well as co-editor of Life Writing (2009), with Meg Jensen. Jane has written widely on Ouida, a writer whose novels had a notorious reputation, characterised by ‘red-hot passion and ultra-Swinburnian fleshiness’. Ouida and Victorian Popular Culture, co-edited with Andrew King, will be published by Ashgate in 2011.

Disa Mackenzie (Kingston), "Life-Writing Has Issues: An Exploration of the Reliability of the Genre in History and Looking Forward to the Digital Age"

Disa Mackenzie is researching a fictional biography of Penelope Betjeman at Kingston University. She gained a degree in English Literature as a mature student at Kingston, and went on to gain MAs in both Twentieth Century Literature and Creative Writing.

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