Authorship, Fame, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

political celebrity

Dr Tom Mole (Edinburgh): ‘Celebrity and Anonymity in Romantic Britain’.
Dr Sandra Mayer (Vienna/Oxford): ‘Following the Primrose Path: Literary and Political Fame in Commemorations of Benjamin Disraeli’.

All are very welcome, refreshments will be provided, and there is no need to register beforehand.

This is part of "The Author in the Popular Imagination" series jointly supported by the Oxford Centre for Life Writing at Wolfson College, and the Celebrity Research Network at TORCH. We hope to bring together scholars from across the range of European languages and literatures (including English) in order to question in what ways, and to what ends, the public construction of the author takes place.

For more details, go to the Celebrity Network Website ( Should you be interested in getting involved with the series, please contact Joanna Neilly:


Celebrity Research

Audience: Open to all