Wednesday 15 April 2020, 1.00PM to 3.00pm
Famously an Old Etonian who policed the Empire in Burma before going ‘down and out’ to experience poverty, Eric Arthur Blair took his pen name from the Suffolk River. A sensitive observer of the human condition and environment, his fiction became a gauge by which dictatorships are measured. This course surveys Orwell’s enduring and influential work, examining whether ‘Orwellian’ means to be concerned with a dystopian future or rather with the heritage and traditions of the past.
Tutor: Martin Fecitt BA MA PGCE