This event will be the first to bring together scholars interested in Victorian writer and social activist Margaret Harkness, who published under the pseudonym John Law. The symposium will highlight the importance of Harkness’ work to our understanding of late-Victorian socialist and labour politics and the living and working conditions of the urban poor.
Including a keynote by Dr Terry Elkiss, ‘A Law onto Herself: Glimpses of Hidden Harkness’, and contributions from Professor David Glover, Dr Ruth Livesey, Dr Nadia Valman, Dr Lynne Hapgood, Dr Tabitha Sparks, Andrew Whitehead, Dr Victoria Le Fevre and Eliza Cubitt.
For more information, and to register, please visit our website: harknesssymposium.wordpress.com
This event is supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies