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|1||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|
|2||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...
|3||Edward Lear's Feelings: Wonder||
This programme examines different meanings of 'wonder' in Lear - as both a positive and a...
|Matthew Bevis, Jasmine Jagger|
|1||"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...
|2||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...
|3||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|
|4||Brought to Book: Book History and the Idea of Literature||
Professor Paul Eggert, University of New South Wales, gives the 17th Annual D.F. McKenzie...
|5||Harriet Shelley - Letter to Eliza Westbrook, Shelley and her parents||
Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Harriet Shelley drowned herself in December 1816,...
|6||Mary Shelley - Letter to Percy Bysshe Shelley||
Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley and Mary arrived back in London to face the...
|7||Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley - Joint journal entry||
Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Shelley and Mary eloped at 4.15 am on 28 July 1814...
|8||William Godwin: Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman||
Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Godwin's memoir of Mary Wollstonecraft has...
|9||Senses of Reality: Writing the Biography of a Revolutionary Generation||
The annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture given at Wolfson College on May 27th 2010.
|1||Is there any truth in biographical fictions?||
In 2006 David Lodge expressed surprise at how popular biographical novels have become. Also...
|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...
|3||James Joyce: A Biography||
James Augustine Joyce, the eldest surviving son of John Stanislaus Joyce and Mary Jane ('May')...
|4||The Importance of Being Wilde||
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all" ...
Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was a bold, salacious, and pioneering individual. If Frances Burney made...
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), novelist and poet, was born on 2 June 1840, in Higher Bockhampton,...
|1||Photograph of Oscar Wilde||
By Napoleon Sarony (Library of Congress) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons