The study and appreciation of the life, works and times of Arnold Bennett

Books

Parallel Lives – Arnold Bennett & Frederick Marriott

Frederic Marriott & Arnold Bennett – Parallel Lives By John Shapcott – Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Keele and a Vice-President of the Arnold Bennett Society. This book tells of moments in Arnold Bennett’s life as seen through the eyes of his life-long friend Frederick Marriott.  Marriott wrote an affectionate and amusing memoir […]

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2005 Conference Papers: Arnold Bennett and The Idea of the Feminine

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2006 Conference Papers: Bennett and his Contemporaries Write the Town and the City

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2007 Conference Papers: The Great War 1914-1918 and After: Bennett and his Contemporaries

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2008 Conference Papers: The Old Wives’ Tale

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2009 Conference Papers: Bennett & Wells: Their Friendship, Fiction & Films

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2010 Clayhanger

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2011 Conference Papers: The Card

The papers include: Denry’s aesthetic education: from The Card to The Regent. ‘Done up to the knocker, technically, right through’ H K Hales: The Read Card ‘He’s a rare ‘un, no mistake’: introducing The Card ‘The Card‘: A world of Interiors ‘He was the most admired type in the bustling industrial Provinces’: The production and […]

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2012 Conference Papers: Arnold Bennett: A Wider Canvas

The papers include: The Sound of Silence: Arnold Bennett goes to the Cinema It won’t bear skipping: Victor Hugo and the Clayhanger Trilogy A Curious Night in Ilam Lake: An analysis of Bennett’s qualities as an investigative journalist. ‘Some fair and some fairly awful’: Arnold Bennett and Art Bennett: The History Man From Altruistic Social […]

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2013 Conference Papers: London Life: Arnold Bennett’s Capital Writing

The papers include:- Arnold Bennet and Clubland, with particular reference to his membership of the Reform Club The Cannibalistic Feast: Eating and Reading the Capital Representing Experience and Reasserting Identity: The Send of Place in Bennett’s A Man From the North. Did Nocker of the Five Towns, really become Arnold the Londoner? Capital Bennett: European […]

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