Event: Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

Philip Davis and Adam Phillips –  ‘Why Victorian Literature Still Matters’
Friday 17th April, 19.00-20.00
Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Noted literary scholar and Editor of The Reader magazine Philip Davis and renowned psychoanalyst Adam Phillips discuss the enduring appeal and impact of Victorian literature and realism today. They ask why the authors and characters remain so popular and argue for the relevance of Victorian literature to contemporary society, and for its powerful evocation of human purpose, morality, secularization and belief, human stories and living in time.

Philip Davis is the author Why Victorian Literature Still Matters (2008), Editor of The Reader magazine and Professor of English at the University of Liverpool.

Visit The Reader Bookshop for a list of books by Philip Davis and Adam Phillips.

Tickets for the event cost £8 (£6 concessions). To book, call 020 7942 2211 or visit the online booking page.

1 thought on “Event: Why Victorian Literature Still Matters”

  1. In Truth, Victorian Letters Shall Prevail so long as Upper Case – and, I daresay, Upper Crust – seeks its Meet and Proper Place in the world of Men and Lettres.

    Yours in Victorian Earnest,

    Percy Bisque Silly
    (Romantic Lit is Good as Well…)

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