A Child's "callous but wise" Funeral for a Dead Canary: Memory and Childhood Writing by the Poet Elizabeth Jennings (1926–2001)

Stream: Session F
Date: Thursday, 21 July 2022
Time: 4.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Speaker(s): Gillian Boughton

GILLIAN BOUGHTON (member of the International Literary Juvenilia Society) transcribed and critically edited the previously unpublished literary juvenilia of Mary August Arnold (later the novelist Mrs Humphry Ward, 1851 – 1920) in her doctoral thesis (Durham University 1996). She has also worked on the 1840s Arnold family Fox How Magazines written by children of Mary’s father’s generation, including his brother Matthew Arnold the poet. She has presented academic papers on Elizabeth Jennings’ mature poetry but not, until now, on her juvenilia.

Gillian is an Honorary Fellow of St Chad’s College and Visiting Fellow of St John’s College, Durham University, England, UK.