Category Archives: Academia

Pasternak Slater Book Now in Paperback

The Liverpool University Press has announced the issuance of the paperback edition of the book Evelyn Waugh (Writers and their Work). This is by Ann Pasternak Slater and was originally published in a hardback edition in 2016. It was then … Continue reading

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Waugh in Italy

Milena Borden has kindly sent along this report of the recent Waugh seminar in Milan: On 17 November, at the British Council in Milan, a seminar “A Waugh Fest” took place. It was sponsored by BookCity, Milan University and the … Continue reading

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Gabbitas & Waugh

The educational consultants known as Gabbitas have included the following historical description in their internet prospectus: Gabbitas has been involved with Independent Education for over 145 years. We have helped with the education of the British royal family, crowned heads … Continue reading

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Bullying in the House?

In the 1960 BBC interview of Evelyn Waugh in the Face to Face series, presenter John Freeman posed a series of questions about Waugh’s career at Oxford. Among them are these relating to his children: Q. Are any of your … Continue reading

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Waugh Event in Milan

The British Council in Milan has announced a presentation relating to Evelyn Waugh later this week.  Here are the details: On occasion of the 2018 edition of Bookcity, the British Council Milan, in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages … Continue reading

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Martin Stannard to Lecture at Durham

Durham University has announced that Martin Stannard, Evelyn Waugh’s biographer and co-executive editor of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh, will lecture there early next year. His topic will be “Evelyn Waugh, America and Catholicism”. This will probably touch on … Continue reading

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Roundup: Foreign Press

–In the German paper Die Welt, there is a short review of Brideshead Revisited (in German Wiedersehen mit Brideshead) by Denis Schenk. After quoting from the novel how Charles and Sebastian come to be acquainted, the article continues: There is … Continue reading

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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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