The H.G. Wells Society was founded in 1960. It has an international membership, and aims to promote a widespread interest in the life, work and thought of Herbert George Wells (see "Statement of Objects"). It publishes an annual journal, The Wellsian, and issues a biannual newsletter. It has published a comprehensive bibliography of Wells's published works, and other publications, including a number of works by Wells which have been out of print for many years.
Here is a list of H.G. Wells works currently in print (updated through February 2005), an important note on Wells and Copyright, and a full bibliography.
The Society organises a weekend conference each year when aspects of Wells's life and work are discussed in a congenial atmosphere. Topics discussed in recent years have included
In addition, the Society has organised two major international conferences. The first, under the title, H.G. Wells under Revision, was held in 1986 to mark the 40th anniversary of Wells's death; the second, The Time Machine: Past, Present and Future was held in 1995 to mark the centenary of the publication of Wells's first scientific romance.
The subscription rate is currently £20 a year (individuals and couples, UK/EU) or £24 (rest of the world); institutional members, £25; retired, unwaged and full-time students, £13 (UK/EU) or £16 (rest of the world). For more information on joining the society, follow this subscription link.
Subscription and other society information is available through:
20 Upper Field Close
Please address publicity enquiries to the society's Publicity Officer, Dr Emelyne Godfrey.
A Note on Submissions for the Newsletter:
The next issue (Winter 2012) will be themed on “H.G. Wells’s Cultural Afterlife” and submissions on the influence of Wells’s life and work on any aspect of contemporary arts, television, and film are particularly encouraged. Articles for the Newsletter should be between 500-1000 words in length.
Short articles for consideration, as well as, comments, queries and observations, are welcome via post in the first instance if you do not have access to e-mail. However, in order to produce the Newsletter electronically it is important that submissions, if accepted, are word processed and emailed to me in MS Word, to HGWellsNewsletter@gmail.com.
Post: Dr. Emma V. Miller
H. G. Wells Newsletter
Department of English Studies
Saturday 14 September 2013, The Coach House, Kelmscott House, London, UK
We are delighted to invite papers on the full range of topics indicated by the title of the conference.
Please email abstracts of 500 words to Emelyne Godfrey, email@example.com; Helen Elletson, firstname.lastname@example.org; Patrick Parrinder, email@example.com; and Sylvia Hardy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15 May 2013
Location of Conference:
26 Upper Mall
Hammersmith, W6 9TA
Nearest tube stations: Ravenscourt Park (10-minute walk) and Hammersmith (15-minute walk).
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