Jenn Shapland: My Autobiography of Carson McCullers (Online talk, 11th November)

When: 11th November, 16.00-17.30 Where: Online via Zoom Tickets: Free; register via Eventbrite or Facebook. Carson McCullers is one of America's most beloved novelists, whose reputation took an unexpected turn with a chance discovery. While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encountered the love letters of Carson... Continue Reading →

Five Ways Horace Walpole Influences Us Today

It is 300 years since the birth of Horace Walpole. In his own time, Walpole was a prominent figure in eighteenth-century literature, architecture and politics, and although today he may be less well-known his influence lives on. Ahead of our public lecture series celebrating Walpole, here are five facts that bring Walpole surprisingly close to... Continue Reading →

Horace Walpole and his Legacies: A Tercentenary Colloquium (5th May)

Novelist, playwright, designer, collector, and letter-writer extraordinaire: Horace Walpole was a writer of many talents. Celebrate three hundred years since his birth at this free informal gathering on 5th May from 10.00 to 14.00 in Durham Castle. Presentations Peter N. Lindfield, ‘Walpole’s Paper House’ Dale Townshend, ‘Walpole, Enchantment, and the Legacy of The Castle of Otranto’... Continue Reading →

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