Category Archives: Academia

Paula Byrne to Lecture at the NPG

The Jane Austen’s House Museum has announced a lecture that may be of interest to our readers. This is the  T Edward Carpenter Memorial Lecture: “Jane Austen and the English Comic Tradition” by Dr Paula Byrne at the National Portrait … Continue reading

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Incomplete Works

The Oxford University Press commissioned a review of three early volumes of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh from its sister publication Essays in Criticism. A review of these volumes (Vile Bodies, Precocious Waughs, and Rossetti) has been ably written by … Continue reading

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Lord Ottercove Redux

The pages of the TLS  have been the scene for the reappearance of a character named Lord Ottercove who first surfaced (or not) in the novels of Evelyn Waugh and William Gerhardie. This discussion started with Paula Byrne’s review of … Continue reading

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Waugh: A Review and A Profile

In the latest issue of the Australian literary journal Quadrant, Mark McGinness reviews the first volume of Waugh’s collected journalism in v. 26 (Essays, Articles and Reviews 1922-1934) of OUP’s Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh edited by Prof Donat Gallagher. … Continue reading

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Upcoming Lectures: Lancing, Leicester and Langport

Several lectures have been announced that may be of interest to our readers in the UK: —Lancing College has announced this year’s Evelyn Waugh lecturer: The Evelyn Waugh Lecture was started in 2008 as a means of thanking all members … Continue reading

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Waugh Welcomes Students

Several student-oriented papers have quoted Evelyn Waugh in their greetings to students arriving or returning to university studies: —The Times Higher Education Supplement invited advisory Twitter messages to be posted in an effort to make first year students feel welcome. … Continue reading

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Mid-Month Roundup: Schoolroom Confusion

Our latest roundup starts with references to Waugh’s school days and ends with the 1970s Penguin reprints: —The Independent newspaper has published a list of what it considers the Top 10 examples of celebrities overlapping at the same school. Private … Continue reading

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TLS Reviews Early CWEW Volumes

In the latest issue of TLS, Paula Byrne reviews the first five volumes of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. These were published over several months late last year and early this. Byrne is the author, inter alia, of what … Continue reading

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Waugh’s University Challenge

This week’s University Challenge quiz on the BBC featured Clare College, Cambridge against Hertford College, Oxford. In his introductory remarks. presenter Jeremy Paxman mentioned among Hertford’s best known alumni John Donne, Jonathan Swift and Evelyn Waugh. He went on to … Continue reading

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Waugh in Japan

ProQuest has published another link on the internet to an academic study relating to Evelyn Waugh. This is an article by the late John Howard Wilson entitled “The Origins of Japanese Interest in Evelyn Waugh 1948-1963” and was published in … Continue reading

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