Lit & Phil Online Talks
L.S. Lowry’s creative work is much better known than the man himself. This talk by Ian McArdle attempts to redress the balance by examining his life and the relationships he established with others through a number of contrasts and, sometimes, apparent contradictions in the artist himself.
14th April - Porter's Palmyra
The Syrian city of Palmyra will be familiar to many owing to the tragic destruction of its major monuments by Islamic State. While structures like the Temples of Bel and Baalshamin may be lost forever, their legacy can be traced in the accounts and stories of the litany of travellers to have reached the site. This presentation will uncover these often overlooked accounts of the city and scrutinise why these century old adventures still have relevance for the study of Palmyra today.
19th April - Michael Chaplin: Writing In Lockdown
22nd April - Annotating Orwell
D.J. Taylor's Orwell: The Life won the 2003 Whitbread Biography Prize. He is currently working on a new biography of Orwell, to be published in 2023. The first two volumes of his annotated edition of Orwell's novels - Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four - will appear in June. Here he talks to Les Hurst, a Trustee of The Orwell Society, about some of the problems involved in annotating Orwell's work and some of the new biographical challenges that emerged along the way.
29th April - The Feel of Home: Emotions in the 19th Century British Middle-Class Home
5th May - Weimar 1919-1933: Dancing on a Volcano
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