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

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 Reform to Solitary Self-improvement: Pocket Philosophy and the self-help market
  • The Entire Life History of Woman: The influence of French literature on The Old Wives’ Tale.
  • The Creative Artist and the Book Trade: Jacob Tonson’s Books and Persons‘ Causerie in The New Age (1908-1911)
  • Things that interested Him: Some observations on Arnold Bennett’s Journals
  • Listening to the Agony Uncle: A brief survey of AB’s self help books

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