2011 Conference

Work and Leisure

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK, 22-23 July 2011


The 2011 RSVP conference explores the place of the press with regards to the complex relationship between work and lesiure in the nineteenth century. Much of the Victorian press was built on an interdependency of work and leisure. Work was necessary to produce matter for reading; and reading itself could be work or leisure. In addition, the products of the Victorian press themselves did ‘cultural work’.

Full Conference website: The conference website was hosted at Canterbury Christ Church University and is no longer available.

Conference Program: The conference program can be found here.

Call for Papers: The call for papers can be found here.

Downloads: You can download Patrick Leary’s Colby lecture, ‘Lost Voices’, here (mp3 62MB)