The Annual Patrides Public Lecture and Reception: 'Picknicking in Eden'

Thursday 2 June 2016, 5.00PM

Speaker(s): Professor Dame Hermione Lee (Wolfson College, Oxford)

The Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies and the Department of English and Related Literature are delighted to welcome back to York this year the distinguished author Dame Hermione Lee, President of Wolfson College Oxford, renowned for her work on life-writing, including the best-selling Virginia Woolf (1996). 

Starting from an essay by C. A. Patrides on Marvell and gardens, and moving rapidly into the 19th and 20th century, the talk will look at  the gardens, both real and imaginary, of the women writers whose lives Dame Hermione has written (including Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf and Penelope Fitzgerald), as sites of memory, nostalgia, emotion, and ordering.

Please see CREMS website for further information.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

This is a public event and all are welcome.  Please register via Eventbrite for your free ticket.

Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Campus West

Email: brian.cummings@york.ac.uk

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