We are delighted to announce the four plenary speakers for the conference:
Elaine Showalter will be giving an opening address:
And Judy Simons will be welcoming delegates to the conference:
Judy Simons is Professor of English and Pro Vice Chancellor at De Montfort University, and she has been Chair of the Advisory Board of the English Subject Centre since its inception. Her books include Diaries and Journals of Literary Women, What Katy Read: Feminist Re-readings of Classic Stories for Girls, and critical studies of Fanny Burney, Rosamond Lehmann and Jane Austen. She has chaired a number of national academic bodies, including CCUE and the Council of University Deans of Arts and Humanities. She is currently on the Board of the Higher Education Academy and the Chair of Council. She is also on the HEFCE Strategic committee for Leadership, Governance and Management. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the English Association.