Georgette heyer

Georgette Heyer

Re-reading Georgette Heyer

Saturday, 7 November 2009

10:00 Welcome and Coffee

10:15 Jennifer Kloester: ‘The Life of Georgette Heyer’

10:45 Jay Dixon: ‘Heyer and Place’

11:15 Laura Vivanco: ‘”So educational!”, she said. “And quite unexceptionable.” The Nonesuch as Didactic Love Fiction.’


12:00 Mary Joannou: ‘Heyer and Austen’

12:15 Sam Rayner: ‘Publishing Heyer: Representing the Regency in Historical Romance’

12:45 STRUCTURED DISCUSSION: literary value … her place in academic study … her construction of the Regency world


2:00 Kerstin Frank The Thermodynamics of Georgette Heyer:
Variations on the Quest for Revitalisation

2:30 Catherine Johns: ‘Class and Breeding’

3:00 Sarah Annes Brown: ‘Lady of Quality and Homosexual Panic’

3:15 K. Elizabeth Spillman: ‘Cross Dressing and Disguise in Heyer’s Historical Romances’

3:45 STRUCTURED DISCUSSION: gender and cross dressing … sexual politics … issues of class and race

For more information please email Professor Sarah Brown

To attend, please send a cheque for £35 made payable to Lucy Cavendish College to

Kitty Blackwell

Lucy Cavendish College



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