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14 Nov 2015

Anne-Marie Beller Gives Keynote at Braddon Public Engagement and Study Day

On Saturday 14 November, Dr Anne-Marie Beller, one of the world's leading scholars of the Victorian sensation author Mary Elizabeth Braddon, is giving the keynote address at the Mary Elizabeth Braddon Public Engagement and Study Day at the University of Hull.

The one-day academic conference is being held to mark the centenary of Braddon's death. As well as discussing Braddon's work, the Study Day will also focus on ways in which Braddon scholars are raising public awareness of the author and her work.

Anne-Marie has published widely on Braddon and the genre of sensation fiction for which Braddon is best known. Anne-Marie is the author of a comprehensive reference guide to Braddon’s life and work, Mary Elizabeth Braddon: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction, published by McFarland in 2012. In 2010 she edited Braddon’s novel Henry Dunbar. In September this year, Anne-Marie organised a conference, 'Sensational Influences: Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Literary Legacies', held at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London, in association with Loughborough University. She also teaches a popular undergraduate module on 'Sensation Fiction', which draws on her research on Braddon and other Victorian novelists.