Women Writers in the British Museum
When: Thu 28 Mar 2013, 12.30-14.00
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: Free, booking essential
The Reading Room of the British Museum was a vital place for the emergence of modern women writers in Victorian and early 20th-century London. This talk, by Susan Bernstein, will examine the importance of the national library reading room in the development of a diverse group of novelists, poets and translators, including George Eliot, Christina Rossetti and Virginia Woolf.
Susan David Bernstein is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of Roomscape: Women Writers in the British Museum from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf (Edinburgh University Press, 2013).
This event is free but booking is essential. Email to book.