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05th October 2015

Commemorative conference in honour of Professor Marilyn Butler to be held

A commemorative conference in honour of former Rector of Exeter College Professor Marilyn Butler (1937 – 2014) will be held at Chawton House Library in December.

Marilyn Butler and the War of Ideas will take place on 11 and 12 December. The name of the conference echoes perhaps Professor Butler’s best known book, Jane Austen and the War of Ideas (1975), a paradigm-shifting work and a core text for students of Austen to this day. Key speakers at the conference include Professor Jim Chandler (University of Chicago) and Professor Heather Glen (University of Cambridge).

Professor Butler was a patron of Chawton House Library. You can read more on their website by clicking here.

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