John Wiltshire’s Fleeman Lecture

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The 2010 Fleeman Memorial lecture will be delivered by Professor John Wiltshire after our Annual General Meeting at the English Speaking Union 146 West Toorak Road, South Yarra at 2.30pm on Saturday,October 2.

John’s subject will be Samuel Johnson and Literary Ladies, a discussion of Johnson’s encouragement to, and friendship with, intellectual women.

John’s latest published work was The Making of Dr Johnson, in which the author examines how the image of Samuel Johnson as it is today, was developed through Boswell’s Life of Johnson and subsequent biographies and memoirs, all of which present different aspects of the Great Cham of Literature.

Besides being a world-renowned Johnsonian scholar, John Wiltshire is equally recognised for his highly-regarded works on Jane Austen.