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Booking is now open for our second international conference at the University of Bedford on Saturday June 8th 2019.  Please see the Conferences tab above for programme and booking information. Our keynote speakers will be Professor Andrew Bennett and Professor Nicholas Royle, authors of the ground-breaking Elizabeth Bowen and the Dissolution of the Novel (1994). We are looking forward to hearing papers from international Bowen scholars and enthusiasts – and there will be time for socialising afterwards!

The second issue of the Elizabeth Bowen Review will be published in June 2019. The editorial team is currently peer reviewing articles, and we are looking forward to another outstanding collection of essays, following on from the success of the first issue. Please go to the ‘Elizabeth Bowen Review’ tab for more details.

We are hoping to organise some official Elizabeth Bowen Society events this year. One possibility is a visit to Farahy, Co. Cork, for the annual commemoration service on the first weekend of September, a walk around the area and site of Bowen’s Court, and dinner. Please see ‘Events’ – which we hope to add to.

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And finally, we have a keen steering committee for the Society, but still have a couple of vacancies to fill. If you live in the UK or Ireland – or possibly further afield would work, too – please contact us if you’d be interested in joining. email: