Author Archives: ailisebulfin

The Invasion Network at the 2018 Victorian Popular Fiction Association conference

I think it’s fair to say the Invasion Network successfully invaded the excellent 2018 Victorian Popular Fiction Association conference, and many thanks to the organisers Janine Hatter, Helena Ifill and Jane Jordan for hosting us. From an invasion fiction reading … Continue reading

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Invasion Network panel at the Victorian Popular Fiction Association conference, July 2018, London

We are delighted to announce that the Invasion Network is hosting a special panel at the 10th annual Victorian Popular Fiction Association conference, themed ‘War and Peace’, at the Institute for English Studies, University of London, Senate House this July 3rd – … Continue reading

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Workshop & Meeting report for Invasion Network workshop at Lancaster University, 8th Sept 2017

Workshop & Meeting report for ‘War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933’, Invasion Network workshop at Lancaster University, 8th September 2017 Summary of the papers and discussion Overall the workshop met its core aim of broadening the … Continue reading

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2017 Invasion Network workshop schedule

‘War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933’ Invasion Network workshop funded by the Irish Research Council and hosted by the Department of History at Lancaster University. All talks take place in the Storey Institute, Meeting House … Continue reading

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Podcast on William Le Queux

Words to that Effect Literary Podcast series by Dr Conor Reid. Episode 1: Invasion Fiction, William Le Queux, and Fake News with Dr Ailise Bulfin What is invasion fiction? Who was the mysterious William Le Queux? Why did a group of famous … Continue reading

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William Le Queux in Melbourne: Bibliographical Notes

In the following, I want to share some recent bibliographical findings and musings about William Le Queux. While planning the Invasion Network’s forthcoming special issue on Le Queux in Critical Survey, I committed myself (rashly) to trying to establish the … Continue reading

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Colonial authors and invasion fiction

Christian Melby’s account of how invasion fiction portrays all four official nineteenth century British nationalities – English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh – as being inextricably bound to each other in the context of future armed conflict fits well with my … Continue reading

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