This year’s Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture, ‘Proust and music, politics and flesh‘, will be delivered by Jacqueline Rose. The lecture will take place at 2:30 pm on 30 January 2016, at Room B04, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD London.
The lecture is open to the public; however, spaces will be limited. Book a free place on Eventbrite.
This expanded and updated translation of Florence Goyet’sinfluential La Nouvelle, 1870-1925: Description d’un genre à son apogée (Paris, 1993) is the only study to focus exclusively on this classic period across different continents. Ranging through French, English, Italian, Russian and Japanese writing – particularly the stories of Guy de Maupassant, Henry James, Giovanni Verga, Anton Chekhov and Akutagawa Ryunosuke – Goyet shows that these authors were able to create brilliant and successful short stories using the very simple ‘tools of brevity’ of that period.
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This year’s Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture, ‘Memory: A Musician’s Perspective’, will be delivered by Susan Tomes, pianist and writer. Generously hosted by Goldsmiths, University of London, the lecture will take place at 3:00 pm on 25 January 2014, Saturday at Deptford Town Hall, New Cross Road, SE14 6AF, London.