An Overflow of Meaning: Reading and Re-reading Hilary Mantel - Virtual Conference

Posted on Oct. 14, 2021

Hilary Mantel, whose literary archive is held at The Huntington, is one of the most critically acclaimed authors working today. Her unprecedented double Booker Prize wins for Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies combined with sell-out West End and Broadway stage adaptations and award-winning television dramatizations brought her unquestionable public prominence. But Mantel's Tudor novels constitute only one element of a writing career, which has spanned nearly 34 years, troubled myriad genres, and explored multiple forms. "Reading and Re-Reading Hilary Mantel" constitutes the first international conference on Mantel's work and seeks to act as a "state of the field" event, bringing a diverse range of Mantel scholars together to consider the complex presences and resonances of Mantel's work in the 21st century.