Category Archives: Academia

Christ Church Dust-up Brings Waugh Cites in Press

A recent incident at Christ Church college, Oxford has been widely reported in the British press. This involved a student, Lavinia Woodward, who was studying to be a surgeon. In a reportedly drug-induced rage, she stabbed her boyfriend (whom she … Continue reading

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Audio Recordings of Waugh Conference Presentations Available Online

Audio recordings of the presentations made at the two-day conference on Evelyn Waugh at the Huntington Library in Pasadena earlier this month are now available online. There are 15 recordings in all and they are available at this link. The conference … Continue reading

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Lucy, Paula, Jane and Evelyn

Columnist Jennifer Selway in her Daily Express entertainment gossip column brings Evelyn Waugh into a literary scholarship cat fight between Waugh biographer Paula Byrne, PhD (Liverpool), and BBC historical TV presenter Lucy Worsley, DPhil (Sussex), both of whom have also written … Continue reading

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More Information Available on Initial Complete Works Volumes

Oxford University Press has released additional information on the first volumes of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh to be published later this year. See previous posts. This includes more detailed descriptions of the contents as well as the cover art … Continue reading

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Article on Waugh and Refugees

The current issue of the Brno Studies in English carries an article by Prof Carlos Villar Flor   entitled "Displacement and Exile in Evelyn Waugh’s Post-War Fiction".  The article is based on a paper Prof Villar Flor presented at the 2015 … Continue reading

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News from Waugh Conference

The weblog of the Huntington Library (Verso) has posted an article by Barbara Cooke, Research Associate of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project, and Chip Long, Chairman of the Evelyn Waugh Society, relating to the conference on Evelyn Waugh … Continue reading

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Cousin Jasper's Advice

Rosamund Urwin in the Evening Standard has written an article about degree results. She opens with this:In Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited, the protagonist Charles Ryder receives advice from his cousin Jasper before starting his Oxford degree. “You want a first … Continue reading

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Mugwump Redivivus

In the present UK electoral climate, The Spectator has republished a 1959 article by Evelyn Waugh in which he expressed his views of elected governments: ‘Mugwumps‘ are in the news today, after Boris Johnson used the term to describe Jeremy Corbyn. In the 2 … Continue reading

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Complete Works of Waugh Available in USA

Amazon.com is offering for sale in the USA the first five volumes in the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh to be published by Oxford University Press. The dates of publication and US dollar prices are set forth below. For more details … Continue reading

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OUP Announces Dates for First Complete Works Volumes

The Oxford University Press on its website has announced the publication of the first volumes in the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project. There are five books in this initial batch which will begin to appear on 7 September 2017 with Rossetti: … Continue reading

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