Posts tagged with ‘literature’

UNESCO City of Literature annual lecture 2018

Internationally acclaimed author and political commentator Elif Shafak presents a lecture on literature in the context of gender equality.

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Child readers and their books in nineteenth-century Britain

Colin Heywood, Emeritus Professor of Modern French History at the University of Nottingham, focuses on the society and culture in which children were raised in the 19th century.

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Invisible storytellers: Cinderella, Pinocchio and the remarkable role of translators in the history of British children’s literature

It is easy to forget the role of a translator in producing English versions of many children’s tales. In this talk, Gillian Lathey introduces some of these invisible storytellers and pays homage to their neglected craft.

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Exhibition launch – From Rags to Witches: The grim tale of children’s stories

Colleagues are invited to attend the launch of the latest exhibition from the University of Nottingham’s Manuscripts & Special Collections.

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From Rags to Witches: The grim tale of children’s stories

Using original archives and rare books from the University of Nottingham’s Manuscripts & Special Collections, this exhibition will explore a range of children’s stories and traditional tales.

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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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