Posts tagged with ‘literature’

Being Human: A Festival of Humanities

The Being Human festival is a series of humanities events taking place across Nottingham at the end of November.

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Film screening: ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ (PG), with introduction by Andrew Graves

An award-winning film based on the 1958 novel of the same name by Nottingham author Alan Sillitoe (1928-2010), an honorary graduate of the University of Nottingham.

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CANCELLED: Castrating Rochester: John Wilmot’s manuscript poetry

This talk looks at the peculiarities of the manuscript canon of the poetry of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647-80), and its examples in the collections at the University of Nottingham.

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Local author Alison Moore: Location and Landscape

In this talk, Man Booker Prize shortlisted writer of fiction, Alison Moore, will be exploring the influence of location and landscape in her novels, including a work in progress.

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Reading Nottingham’s Unread: Republishing James Prior’s Forest Folk

First published in 1901, Prior’s pacy novel is set in Blidworth against a background of the Napoleonic Wars and Luddite riots. It lay unnoticed for many years, although DH Lawrence rated Prior’s work. In 2016, Forest Folk clawed its way into view. How will it fare in the bookshops of 2017? 

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New additions to the DH Lawrence collections

In this talk Dr Andrew Harrison will discuss and interpret several recently acquired items in the University’s internationally recognised Lawrence Collections, including a manuscript of ‘Laura Philippine’ and a rare typescript of ‘Pansies’.

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Collected Words: From the Literary Collections at the University of Nottingham

An exhibition of material from the literary archives and collections of printed books held by the University of Nottingham, highlighting the work of Nottinghamshire writers and the treasures to be found in the historic collections of local literature lovers.

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University of Nottingham’s Writer-in-Residence in the running for Man Booker Prize

Congratulations to University of Nottingham academic Jon McGregor, whose new novel Reservoir 13 has made the […]

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Does literature build peace? Literature and UNESCO’s mission

The Centre for Advanced Studies is delighted to welcome Professor Sarah Churchwell to the University of Nottingham to speak on the value of literature to today’s society and to reflect on the ambitions of UNESCO 70 years on from when it was first established.

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Take part in Jon McGregor’s live literature experiment

Want to meet novelist Jon McGregor and take part in a live literature experiment? Award-winning novelist […]

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