'Grandmothers' Dreams: The writings of D. H. Lawrence and Henry James
Professor Neil Reeve is giving his inaugural lecture on the writing of D.H. Lawrence and Henry James as part of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH) public lecture series.
Speaker: Professor Neil Reeve from Swansea University
Title: Grandmother's Dreams: Heredity and Replication in D.H. Lawrence and Henry James
Date: Monday 17 October 2011
Venue: Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building, Swansea University
Admission: Free of charge, all welcome
Refreshments will be available from 6.15 pm
Summary: The lecture explores the ways in which D. H. Lawrence, Henry James and other authors represent ancestry and its influence on identity in their writings.
Professor Reeve has spent most of his working life at Swansea University and has been head of the Department of English since 2006. He has written critical studies of D. H. Lawrence, J. H. Prynne, Rex Warner, and Elizabeth Taylor, and has edited collections of critical essays on Henry James and on the fiction of the 1940s.
In recent years he has edited several volumes for the Cambridge Edition of the complete works of D. H. Lawrence. He is currently working on two projects: a volume for the new Cambridge Edition of the complete fiction of Henry James, and a collection of essays to commemorate the centenary next year of the novelist Elizabeth Taylor.
Director of the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities, Professor Chris Williams said, "I'm looking forward eagerly to see how two great writers who lived such fascinating lives and emerged from such different societies, generations and social classes handled the influence of their forebears."
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