Ten Reasons to Read Radclyffe Hall

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 5.15PM

Speaker(s): Dr Hannah Roche (University of York)

While some might disagree with her claim that Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness (1928) is “quite possibly the worst novel ever written,” Terry Castle is right that legions of lesbian readers have felt ashamed and frustrated by The Well’s bleak outlook and apparently even bleaker author. Over 90 years since The Well was banned for obscenity, Dr Hannah Roche tells us why Hall was a wonderful writer, a progressive queer thinker, and a whole lot more besides. 

 

Location: Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus

Admission: All welcome

Email: deborah.russell@york.ac.uk