Maureen Freely and Jane Stevenson - 2000
Maureen Freely and Jane Stevenson answer questions on to what extent they choose their subjects or their subjects choose them, the importance of research and the tension between accurate historical language and capturing the spirit of a conversation.
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Life Writing - 2000
Why is biography so popular a form in the English-speaking world? What are its advantages and dangers? Is it true that in the case of biographies of writers and other artists, interest in the life tends to eclipse serious discussion of the work?
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Roy Hattersley - 2000
Roy Hattersley and discusses his life, his approach to writing and Blood and Fire, his biography of William and Catherine Booth, the founders of the Salvation Army.
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Lisa Appignanesi - Love and the Novel
Lisa Appignanesi considers the subject of love and the novel and reads extracts from her book The Things We Do For Love. She discusses the treatment of love throughout the history of the novel, in particular the work of Henry James.
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Melvyn Bragg - The Soldier's Return, 1999
Melvyn Bragg talks about his novel The Soldier's Return. He discusses the death of his father which inspired The Soldier's Return, his reasons for choosing to write it as a novel rather than an autobiography and gives advice on getting published.
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Alan Hollinghurst - The Spell, 1999
Alan Hollinghurst reads an extract from his novel The Spell and discusses writing from a gay perspective, his tragicomic approach to life and writing, and how he came to write his first novel The Swimming-Pool Library in a desk diary.
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A L Kennedy - Indelible Acts, 2002
A L Kennedy reads from her book of short stories and discusses the responsibility to the subject involved in biography, the problems which arise from pigeonholing authors and striking the balance between entertaining the reader and entertaining herself.
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Anne Stevenson - Green Mountain, Black Mountain - 1982
Anne Stevenson reads a selection of her poems and talks about contemporary women's poetry and the use of rhyme in her work.
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Lee Harwood - Sea Journals and other poems, 1978
Lee Harwood reads from a selection of his poetry and prose.
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Lee Harwood - Wish You Were Here and other poems, 1980
Lee Harwood reads from a selection of his work.
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An Interview with Lee Harwood, 1980
Lee Harwood discusses his notion of the poem as shared text between poet and reader, maintaining narrative line and the importance of poetry readings and collaborations.
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Lee Harwood - All the Wrong Notes, 1982
Lee Harwood reads from All the Wrong Notes and some of his other more recent work.
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Michele Roberts, 2008
Michele Roberts discusses her memoirs, 'Paper Houses: A Memoir of the 70s and Beyond.'
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Blake Morrison, 2008
Maureen Freely interviews Blake Morrison on his novel 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' and the making of the subsequent film.
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Linton Kwesi Johnson - 2008
Linton Kwesi Johnson discusses African consciousness, reggae and diaspora in the Walter Rodney Memorial Lecture.
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Modes of Reading introductory lecture 7th October 2008
Introduction to literature, criticism and theory
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Marxism - Thomas Docherty
Lecture on 'Marxism' by Thomas Docherty - given at University of Warwick, 12/11/08.
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Feminisms - Thomas Docherty
Thomas Docherty discusses Feminisms and literary theory
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Psychoanalysis - Thomas Docherty
Psychoanalysis and literary theory
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Deconstruction - Thomas Docherty
Deconstruction and literary theory
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