About The Conference 

The year 2019 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Marian Evans, better known as the novelist George Eliot (1819-1880).


'Antipodean George Eliot’, to be held at The University of Sydney, 13-14 February 2020, will celebrate her bicentennial retrospectively, providing the opportunity to examine George Eliot from any and every angle. The theme plays on the dual senses of ‘antipodean’ as ‘Australasian’ and ‘in opposition to’, with the goal of stimulating original thinking on all aspects of George Eliot’s achievement, and the various contexts in which her work is pertinent.