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The Royal Literary Fund and the Perils of Authorship Timetable

Please see below for the timetable for the Royal Literary Fund and the Perils of Authorship symposium, which will be taking place next Friday (May 9th) at the British Library.  Twould be great to see BARS members there; tickets can be booked through the British Library Box Office.

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The Royal Literary Fund and the Perils of Authorship Symposium

British Library Conference Centre, Friday May 9th

10:30-10:45: Welcome ​- Dr Kristian Jensen​, British Library

10:45-11:30: Dr Matthew Sangster, British Library – Introducing the Royal Literary Fund Archive

11:30-12:30: Professor Jon Mee, University of York – ‘General science, Political Disquisitions, and the Belle Lettres’: The First Decade of the Literary Fund

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-2:30: Dr Jennie Batchelor, University of Kent – UnRomantic Authorship: The Case of Women in the Royal Literary Fund Archive (1790-1830)

2:30-3:30: Professor Josephine McDonagh, King’s College London – Forms and Rituals of Giving and Receiving at the Royal Literary Fund

3:30-4:00: Tea

4:00-5:00: Professor Max Saunders, King’s College London – Fund of Stories: Modernism, Life Writing and the RLF

5:00-5:45: Roundtable with speakers

5:45-6:30: Drinks Reception

6:30-7:30: Evening Event – The Royal Literary Fund and the Struggling Author: Introduced by Sir Ronald Harwood, and featuring James Walton in conversation with Richard Holmes, Jeremy Lewis and Claire Tomalin