Posts tagged with ‘literature’

New Western Gallery exhibition: Romantic Facts and Fantasies

This exhibition explores sixty years of turbulence and innovation that laid the foundations of our modern world.

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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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