Wednesday 16th September 2015 to Thursday 17th September 2015

Venue: Chawton House

A two-day conference organised by the Genootschap Belle van Zuylen (the Dutch Isabelle de Charrière Society) Isabelle de Charrière/Belle van Zuylen (1740-1805) was a celebrated Dutch writer who lived in the Netherlands until 1770 and moved to Switzerland after her marriage.

16th & 17th SeptemberA true cosmopolitan, her novels – all published in French – are often compared to Jane Austen’s. During this two-day meeting, speakers from Zuylen Castle and Leiden University in the Netherlands, the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and Butler University in Indianapolis (USA) will give talks on Charrière’s life and works, her reception in England, and her contribution to the novel in the latter half of the eighteenth century.

Programme: Isabelle de Charrière and England

Registration: Two-day delegate: £70; Students/Friends/unwaged: £60

Register here

On the first day of the conference (16 September) there will be a music recital with Dr Penelope Cave and Dr Katrina Faulds, University of Southampton: ‘Belles Lettres Musicales: Isabelle de Charrière in England’. Tickets must be bought separately.

Book here or call us on 01420 541010