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The Brilliant Club in Paris

In July, two of our students were invited to attend a conference in Paris. The two students, Poppy Henson and Amelia Platt, had been chosen because of their outstanding work produced though Litcham’s ‘Brilliant Club’. Through the conference at the Universite Diderot Paris they met and worked with academics from several European and American universities, all focusing on the work of American nineteenth century poets and artists – some fairly obscure but certainly worth rediscovering. The conference particularly re-examined the work of the artist May Alcott Neirike, the younger sister of Louisa May Alcott who wrote the classic novel ‘Little Women’.

Among many opportunities for both girls resulting from this conference, Amelia was asked to write a piece for the September edition of the prestigious American publication ‘US Studies Online’ and this link will allow you to see the excellent article she wrote http://www.baas.ac.uk/usso/conference-review-recovering-may-alcott-nierikers-life-and-work-universite-paris-diderot/