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High-profile Academic to Deliver Lecture on Eliza Fenwick, a 19th Century Writer

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A high-profile Canadian academic will deliver a guest lecture at the University of Worcester, in association with the International Forum for Research in Children’s Literature.

Professor Lissa Paul, is a leading scholar working on the 19th century writer Eliza Fenwick, who was an intimate of the Woolstonecraft-Godwin circle. The lecture is entitled Hunting for Mrs. Fenwick’s Writings; Or, the Case for a Literary Biography of Eliza Fenwick (1766-1840).

Professor Paul’s outstanding research presents the relationship between the challenges in the interesting life of Eliza Fenwick and her published and unpublished work, including letters which chronicle her journey as a single working mother and follow her life until her death in 1840.

Professor Paul teaches in the Faculty of Education at the Brock University, Ontario, Canada.

Jean Webb, Professor of International Children’s Literature at the University of Worcester, said: “Professor Lissa Paul is a highly respected and widely published researcher internationally in the area of children’s literature and culture. We are very pleased that she is taking time to speak at Worcester on the subject of Eliza Fenwick which will be of interest to literary scholars, historians and those working in education.”

This lecture is opened to everyone interested in Professor Paul’s work and Eliza Fenwick’s literature and will be held on September 25th, at 5.15pm at the University’s St John’s Campus.