“Antipodean George Eliot” is now very close. The program is wide-ranging and exciting: there are only slight modifications to the draft program, about which details will be provided on arrival.


Be assured that the conference venue is in the highest degree unlikely to be endangered by bushfires, though air quality in Sydney has been variable. The location is the University of Sydney’s Social Sciences Building, Seminar Room 210, which is air-conditioned.


Registration will be available at the conference, for both days or for one day. Conference dinner registration will also be available at the conference: note that payment ($40) will be required in cash, and receipts issued.

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.