Building on Victorian Popular Fiction Assoiation’s fantastic achievements, at this year’s conference, (Victorian Treasures and Trash) Anna Brecke and Janine Hatter are launching the ‘Mary Elizabeth Braddon Association’. Braddon is now a staple author of sensation fiction, but as recent scholarship is demonstrating, her vast and versatile oeuvre is still under appreciated. The ‘Mary Elizabeth Braddon Association’ aims to consolidate Braddon’s recognition in Nineteenth Century studies by offering a central platform for Braddon studies. The Association will provide a forum for discussing Braddon issues; collate information on Braddon’s life and works; and identify and promote Braddon scholarship. To help launch this Association, VPFA will hold a meeting to discuss the Association’s aims and objectives at the conference, which will then feed into the next Study Day.
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