A half-day conference organised by the University of Bristol's Penguin Archive Project. Entitled "Lady Chatterley and Her Consequences", the conference will focus on the impact of Lawrence's novel in the fifty years since the famous Penguin Books-Chatterley censorship trial took place.
In the light of theoretical-inflected and political criticisms, how do we now read Lady Chatterley’s Lover? What impact has the editorial work on the various versions of the novel had? What do we make of rewritings, film versions and parodies? What were the consequences of the Penguin trial, both for Lawrence and for other writers, and for publishers? Can we now talk of good writing and literary quality? What do we presently understand by pornography and obscenity?
Keynote speakers are Dr Fiona Becket (Leeds) and Prof Andrew McCleery (Napier). The conference will take place on Thursday 2nd July 2009, in the University of Bristol School of Humanities.
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