Category Archives: Academia

Orwell News

George Orwell was born the same year as Evelyn Waugh and they became acquainted  in the late 1940s shortly before Orwell’s death. They admired each other’s writing but had different political and religious views (although both agreed in their opposition … Continue reading

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Another Title Added to Complete Works Editions

A Handful of Dust has joined the three other new titles announced for UK release next month in the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh.  Here is the description issued by Oxford University Press: Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust (1934) … Continue reading

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Roundup: Eliot, Milton and Stonewalling

–The current issue of the Journal of the T S Eliot Society (UK): 2022 contains an essay entitled “Different Voices: Evelyn Waugh and The Waste Land.” This is by William Myers who is presumably the author of Evelyn Waugh and … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh Studies, No. 53.1 (Spring 2022)

The latest issue of  the society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies has been distributed to the members and is now posted at this link. Here is a description of the contents as set forth in the cover letter: 1. Thomas J. … Continue reading

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New Academic Studies (Updated)

–The article based on a previously mentioned lecture has now been published and posted on the internet. This is entitled “Narrating Difficult Histories: Interwar Border Crossing in Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies (1930) and Christopher Isherwood’s Down There on a Visit … Continue reading

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Tax Day Roundup

–Writing in The Tablet, former Anglican priest Chris Moody provides a remembrance of Septimus Waugh. He begins by recounting a visit, shortly before Septimus’s recent death, where Moody showed him the photo of his latest work as installed in an … Continue reading

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Thomas F. Staley R.I.P. (1935-2022)

Tom Staley and Evelyn Waugh: A Reminiscence Richard Oram Not many heads of special collections are profiled in the New Yorker. The only two who come to mind are Lola Szladits, the spitfire director of the Berg Collection at the … Continue reading

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“Not Far” Reviewed

The book Not Far from Brideshead, mentioned in an earlier post, has been reviewed by Laura Freeman in The Times. Here are some excerpts: …Not Far from Brideshead is a love letter to learning. In her preface, author Daisy Dunn … Continue reading

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New Book on Interwar Oxford

Weidenfeld and Nicolson have announced the publication later this month of a new book about interwar Oxford. This is by Daisy Dunn and is entitled Not Far From Brideshead. Here’s the publisher’s description: Oxford thought it was at war. And … Continue reading

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Modernism’s Centenary Marked: Essay and Lecture

There have been several stories in the papers recently about the major events in the history of modern literature that occurred in 1922. A recent article by John Self in The Critic magazine does an excellent job of bringing them … Continue reading

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