Best-selling fiction writer and rival to Charles Dickens, Chartist, radical, newspaper editor, and entrepreneur, Reynolds was famous (or perhaps infamous) in his day.
Although he is less well-known now, his reputation has been growing for some time. Emerging out of a collaboration between the University of Roehampton, London, UK, and DePaul University, Chicago, US, the Reynolds Society aims to bring Reynolds even more to the attention of the wider public and scholarly community.
Initially, the Reynolds Society will facilitate connections between those reading and studying Reynolds, through its database of scholars and experts, and the blog. In the future, this activity may lead to events and collaborations such as the 2014 bicentenary event Remarkable Reynolds, held in London at Westminster Archives Centre.
To become a member, please email Jennifer Conary with your name and host institution.
If you wish to be added to the online database of Scholars and Experts, which will be hosted on this website, please also provide:
- your area of interest (100 words max)
- any publications you have done on Reynolds (3 max)
Please also sign up to follow the blog for the latest society news, member research, cfps, and more.