Forthcoming Events


The Centre for the Novel is delighted to announce the Windows on Research!

Come along to hear about recent and new research in the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture.

This is the first Centre for the Novel event of the term and a chance to catch up with, and meet colleagues with broad and varied interests associated with novel.

Light refreshments will be provided (you are also welcome to bring your lunch).


Featuring: Dr Áine Larkin, Dr Sarah Sharp and Dr Dan Wall

Wednesday 13th November 2019, 1pm - 2pm

Room MR303, MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen


Past Projects and Events

  • The Centre for the Novel Annual Lecture 2019, University of Aberdeen, 5th March 2019. Professor Deborah Denenholz Morse, College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia): 'Burning Art and Political Resistance: Anne Brontë’s Radical Imaginary of Wives, Enslaved People, and Animals in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)'.
  • "Women, Science, Narrative: Writing Female Experience in a Scientific Age" Workshop, University of Aberdeen, May 2015.
  • 'An International Conference at the Centre for the Novel'. Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen, 6-9 April 2017. Plenary Speakers: Oliver Kohns, University of Luxembourg, Randall Stevenson, University of Edinburgh, Steven Trout, University of South Alabama
  • 'Will Self in Conversation with Alexandra Lewis', Aberdeen's headline event for the UK's first Being Human Festival, November 2014.
  • The Real Thing: Henry James and the Material World: Sixth International Conference of the Henry James Society, Sir Duncan Rice library and King’s College Conference centre, University of Aberdeen, 16-19th July 2014.
  • Wednesday 19 March 2014, 6pm: Alan Spence, Zen and the Art of the Novel, Centre for the Novel Annual Lecture, MacRobert Lecture Theatre, King's College. Admission Free. Further information.
  • 11 October 2012: Centre for the Novel Annual Lecture, James Naughtie, 'An Age for Dickens?'
  • 08 November 2012: Michael Slater, 'An Attempt on the Life of Charles Dickens'
  • 24 March 2012: Novel Approaches: A Workshop for Teachers of English
  • Dickens in 2012: A bicentenary programme of lectures, film screenings and performances, May to November 2012
  • 29 November 2011: Centre for the Novel Annual Lecture, Sophie Hannah 
  • 15 May 2011: A conversation with Margaret Atwood at the Word Festival
  • 19 Match 2011: Jane Austen Enters the Marketplace: A Bicentenary Celebration
  • 20 April 2010: Centre for the Novel Annual Lecture, Janice Galloway
  • The Novel and Its Borders. International Conference, 8-10 July 2008. Speakers: Terry Castle, Ian Duncan, and Jonathan Lamb
  • 20 April 2009: Centre for the Novel Annual Lecture, Michele Roberts
  • 18 March 2008: Centre for the Novel Annual Lecture, John Mullan
  • 5 May 2007: Popular Dickens. Speakers: Malcolm Andrews, John Drew, Juliet John, Michael Slater, Grahame Smith
  • 10 November 2006: Henry James and the Art of the Novel. Speakers: Philip Horne, Tessa Hadley, Oliver Herford, Matthew Rubery