Durham Late Summer Lectures

I’ll be giving a public lecture on my new research, looking at the literary salon as a space for cultural warfare, as part of Durham University’s Late Summer Lecture Programme. The lecture will take place at 5pm on Wednesday 30th September at Alington House, Durham. To read more about what I’ll be talking about, see my previous post. You can get more information about this … Continue reading Durham Late Summer Lectures

The Literary Salon…

I’m currently working on a lecture, and eventually a paper, on the literary salon in Europe during the interwar period. This lecture looks at how the long-standing tradition of the literary salon took on a new guise in the inter-war period as a branch of Europe’s cultural armoury. The French poet Paul Valéry wrote in 1919 that ‘thousands of young writers and artists have died; … Continue reading The Literary Salon…