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|1||Significant Lives: Biography, autobiography, and women's history in South Asia||
Looking at women’s lives in South Asia, it is impossible to separate the strands of narrative...
|2||Diaries as Literature - The Case of Virginia Woolf||
In this Open Day taster lecture, Michael Whitworth considers whether diaries are literature and...
|3||Making Oscar Wilde||
A Book at Lunchtime seminar with Michele Mendelssohn, literary critic and cultural historian. Dr...
|Michèle Mendelssohn, Sos Eltis, Hermione Lee, Charles Foster|
|4||Brilliant Paradoxes and Corrosive Epigrams; or Why Oscar Wilde Went to Trial||
In this Open Day taster lecture, Sos Eltis explores the complex causes which motivated Oscar...
|1||Elleke Boehmer's The Shouting in the Dark and Other Southern Writings||
Emma Parker interviews Elleke Boehmer about her award-winning novel The Shouting in the Dark...
|Elleke Boehmer, Emma Parker|
|2||The Women who 'Meant to Do It': George Eliot and Celebrity Performance||
The novelist Patricia Duncker gives the keynote lecture at the Life-Writing and Female Celebrity...
|3||"Bright Metal on a Sullen Ground": The idea of true character in English writing and portraiture||
Historian Stella Tillyard delivers the fourth Weinrebe Lecture in Life-Writing and Portraiture....
|4||"Oh, you liar, you storyteller": On Fibbing, Fact and Fabulation||
The first Weinrebe lecture in life-writing was given by Michèle Roberts, Emeritus Professor of...
|5||Where may truth lie? Fiction in memory, memory in fiction||
The award-winning author and memoirist Candia McWilliam attests to the edifying power of fiction...
|6||What can I say? Secrets in fiction and biography||
Booker Prize winning novelist Alan Hollinghurst discusses fiction and biography in conversation...
|Alan Hollinghurst, Hermione Lee|
|1||This is a place one can go mad in – Ivor Gurney, Asylum Poet||
Ivor Gurney was a First World War poet and a composer of beautiful songs, and orchestral and...
|2||Reading between life and work: Reflections on J.M. Coetzee’s life-writing||
The work of J.M. Coetzee – the novels, taken together with the memoirs and the critical essays...