Telling Lives: James Boswell and the Art of Life Writing

‘Boswell’s introduction to Johnson’ 1864 (British Museum
‘Boswell’s introduction to Johnson’ 1864 (British Museum

Thursday May 16th 2013

A one day symposium on Boswell’s Life of Johnson, on the 250th anniversary of their first meeting

Organised by Centre for Life Writing Research, King’s College London, King’s English Department and Dr Johnson’s House

Plenary Speaker:       Gordon Turnbull (General Editor of the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell)

Speakers:                   To include Freya Johnston, Claire Lamont and Adam Rounce

Panel discussion:       ‘Biographers on Boswell’  Chaired by John Mullan (participants to be announced)

10.00-5.30, Symposium, Maugham Library, King’s College London, Chancery Lane

6.00-8.00, Reception and Life of Johnson book display, Dr Johnson’s House, Gough Square

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