The Naming, Shaming and Faming of George Eliot

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  • Thu, 26th Mar 2020 @ 18:30 - 20:30
  • 18:30 - 20:30

2019 marked the bicentenary of the birth of George Eliot. In comparison to the bicentenary celebrations of her contemporary, Charles Dickens in 2012, she received far less media coverage or public fanfare. In this illustrated talk, drawn from research at the George Eliot collections in Nuneaton, Dr Helen O’Neill considers how Victorian attempts to deflect attention away from Eliot’s radical self-determination and ‘scandalous’ life choices left one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed writers of her age with a profound and enduring image problem after her death.

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr Helen Anne O’Neill is a postdoctoral researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London working with Professor Ruth Livesey and the George Eliot collections in Nuneaton on an AHRC funded project on provincialism and nineteenth century literature.

Tickets £15 including a glass of prosecco.

This talk is part of the After Dark series with the National Trust and will be held at the historic Carlyle's House in Chelsea.




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Salon Ticket Includes a glass of prosecco 18:30 - 20:30 £15.00



Carlyle's House, 24 Cheyne Row, SW3 5HL


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The Naming, Shaming and Faming of George Eliot
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