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.
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.
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.
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?
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’.