Boris Johnson’s announcement of strict measures to stem the spread of Covid-19 described the present as a ‘moment of national emergency’.
From Apocalypse and Dystopia to Bridget Jones’s Diary – International Women’s Day and Women’s Writing
Academics from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities are involved in the Leeds Lit Fest and will be interviewing American author Diane Cook.
Dr Emily Zobel Marshall is guest editor for the latest issue of The Journal of Carribean Culture, Caribbean Quarterly (Vol. 65, 2019).
Leeds Beckett University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aaron Andrews, talks with passion about how events in history can help shape the people we become, and how in some cases, can even help save lives.
History student Sophia Lambert talks about her involvement in a workshop focussing on the creation of an exhibition documenting the work of the early 20th century peace activist Emily Hobhouse.
For the second event in the 2019/20 Leeds Cultural Conversations series, Dr Helen Dampier and Dr Rebecca Gill reflected on the challenges they have faced in curating an exhibition on Emily Hobhouse's life and legacy in contemporary South Africa. They considered their attempts to grapple with Hobhouse's place in the racial politics of South Africa at a highly charged moment in the politics of commemoration.
The first in this years Leeds Cultural Conversations series was centred around dystopia and women’s writing. Professor Susan Watkins, from the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, examined why dystopian fiction is so popular today, and provided a review of The Testaments, the eagerly awaited follow up to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale.
In this blog post, Professor Ruth Robbins discussed with current student Georgia McEneaney one of her most recent projects: working with the Leeds Library to create a book celebrating its 250th anniversary.
Professor Ruth Robbins