On Friday 6 December 2019, CRPLA will host a symposium in celebration of George Eliot's 200th birthday.
Location: Wolfson Research Exchange (Library, Floor 3 extension - note that room needs Warwick ID for entry)
The event is free and open to the public, but please register to attend by e-mailing Eileen John (firstname.lastname@example.org).
George Eliot birthplace, South Farm, Arbury
'Men can do nothing without the make-believe of a beginning. Even Science, the strict measure, is obliged to start with a make-believe unit, and must fix on a point in the stars’ unceasing journey when his sidereal clock shall pretend that time is at Nought. His less accurate grandmother Poetry has always been understood to start in the middle; but on reflection it appears that her proceeding is not very different from his ... No retrospect will take us to the true beginning; and whether our prologue be in heaven or on earth, it is but a fraction of that all-presupposing fact with which our story sets out.'
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda (Ch. 1)