You are also welcome to join any of this splendid series of lectures at Wolfson College:
Oxford Centre for Life-Writing: Events: Hilary Term 2014
Unless otherwise stated, all events are open to all, free of charge, with no reservation required.
The Weinrebe Lectures in Life-Writing: ‘Voicing the Self’
Tuesday 4 February (Week 3), 5.30pm, Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College:
Blake Morrison, ‘“The Worst Thing I Ever Did”: Confession and the Contemporary Memoir’
Thursday 13 February (Week 4), 5.30pm, Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College:
Edward St Aubyn in conversation with Hermione Lee. Please note that this lecture will take place on a Thursday, not a Tuesday.
Tuesday 18 February (Week 5), 5.30pm, Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College:
Richard Holmes, ‘The Biographer’s Other I’
Tuesday 25 February (Week 6), 5.30pm, Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College:
Marina Warner, ‘Hearing Voices, Travelling Back’
Tuesday 28 January (Week 2), 5-7pm, Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College:
‘An OCLW Workshop on Literary Letters’. This event will focus on literary letters from the 18th century to the present day. Papers will explore aspects of genre, reciprocity, self-presentation, and the material culture of letters. Individual letter-writers to be considered include Samuel Johnson, Keats, Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Yeats, and Isaiah Berlin. Convened by Professor Pamela Clemit. Speakers include: John Barnard, Pamela Clemit, Grace Egan, Daniel Hitchens, Priyasha Mukhopadhyay, Mark Pottle, Henriette van der Blom, Maria Rita Drumond Viana. This event is free of charge and open to all. For information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org <http://email@example.com>
Wednesday 19 February (Week 5), 5.30-7pm, Haldane Room, Wolfson College:
‘Work-in-Progress Seminar’: OCLW’s Visiting Scholar, Dr Tracey Potts (Nottingham), and Visiting Doctoral Students, Jeffrey Gutierrez (Brown), Sophie Scott-Brown (ANU) and Maria Rita Drumond Viana (Sao Paolo), will discuss the research they are conducting whilst in residence at OCLW.
Tuesday 4 March (Week 7), 5.30-7pm, Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College:
Lecture: Tom Couser (Hofstra), ‘The Work of Memoir; or, Why Memoir Matters’. This lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the LWA foyer, to which all are welcome.
Thursday 6 March (Week 7), 5.30-7pm, Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College:
Lecture: Paul Strohm (Columbia), ‘Was there Life-Writing in the Middle Ages?’
Tuesday 11 March (Week 8), 1-2pm, Haldane Room,
Life-Writing Lunch Seminar: James Hamilton, ‘Unrolling the tapestry – weaving inter-related lives in books and exhibitions’. This event is free of charge and open to all: places are limited, and because we provide a sandwich lunch, you must register in advance. To register online, please follow the link on http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/clusters/life-writing/events/lwlunch <http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/clusters/life-writing/events/lwlunch>
Hosted Events Taking Place at OCLW
20-22 March 2014, Isaiah Berlin’s Enlightenment: a two-day interdisciplinary conference will be held at OCLW to examine Isaiah Berlin’s view of the Enlightenment and the presence of the Enlightenment in his work. For information, please contact Professor Ritchie Robertson, firstname.lastname@example.org <http://email@example.com>
15-16 April 2014, The Sixteenth Oxford Dance Symposium: The Dancer in Celebrity Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century: Reputations, Images, Portraits. Building on the success of the 2009 symposium, ‘Dance and Image’, the 16th Oxford Dance Symposium, in association with the Oxford centre for Life-Writing at Wolfson College, takes as its subject dancer celebrity in all its forms. There will be a particular focus on dancers’ portraits, and also on the wider issues of patronage, practice and philosophy of dance during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. For more information, and to register, please visit http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/clusters/life-writing/events/dance <http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/clusters/life-writing/events/dance>