‘Disraeli: The Romance of Politics’ – Book Launch and Public Lecture

The Victorian Studies Centre is delighted to announce a special event happening next week. We will be hosting a book launch for Professor Robert O’Kell (University of Manitoba) and his new book Disraeli: The Romance of Politics (University of Toronto Press, 2013).

cover24302-mediumWhen we think of Benjamin Disraeli (1804-81), one of two images inevitably first springs to mind: either Disraeli the two-time prime minister of Britain, or Disraeli the author of such novels as Coningsby, Sybil, and Endymion. But were these two sides of his persona strikingly separate? After all, the recurring fantasy structures in Disraeli’s fictions bear a striking similarity to the imaginative ways in which he shaped his political career.

As part of the Spring Seminar Series hosted by the Victorian Studies Centre, Professor O’Kell will give a talk titled ‘The Politics of Disraeli’s Novels’, to be followed by a response from Dr James Moore of the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester.

Discounted copies of Professor O’Kell’s book will be available to buy, and the lecture will be followed by a wine reception. All are welcome.

The book launch and lecture will take place at 5:15pm on Wednesday 20th February 2013 in the Attenborough Film Theatre. Click here for directions.

For more information, please contact Dr Richa Dwor.

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