“Forced to write for bread and not ashamed to own it.”
Aphra Behn Europe was founded by the distinguished scholar and translator, Professor Bernard Dhuicq, to promote the knowledge and appreciation of Behn’s work in Europe.
The society has staged a series of very successful conferences at universities and cities throughout Europe, the last two being hosted by the University of Naples and, most recently in 2010,by the University of Vienna. Conferences are usually followed by the publication of the papers. adding to the growing body of critical appraisal of Behn's work.
“All I ask is the privilege for my masculine part the poet in me (if any such you will allow me) to tread in those successful paths my predecessors have so long thrived in...”
Aphra Behn from the preface to The Lucky Chance.