Category Archives: Academia

Terence Greenidge and Degenerate Oxford?

Peter Harrington Booksellers in London are listing a copy of the 1930 book by Terence Greenidge entitled Degenerate Oxford? A Critical Study of Modern University Life. He is also credited with several later books in his Wikipedia entry, including fiction, poetry … Continue reading

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Put Out More Flags Reconsidered

John Rossi, Professor of History at La Salle University cites Put Out More Flags as underrated, while nevertheless being considered by some as the best novel of WWII. This is in the latest issue of the American Conservative Magazine. Rossi … Continue reading

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Lord Marchmain and a Secular Death

A scene from Brideshead features prominently in a post on the Oxford University Press weblog. This is by Wayne Glausser, Professor of English at De Pauw University. He was reminded of what he calls secular death by the recent passing … Continue reading

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Roundup: Vile Media

The magazine GQ India had an article about Asian-based novels satirizing Asian-based rich people. This opens with a reference to one of Waugh’s novels: It is an unassailable truth that where there is money, a thinly veiled roman-à-clef documenting the … Continue reading

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Latest EW Studies Features New Views of Brideshead

The latest issue of the Society’s journal Evelyn Waugh Studies has been published (Number 48.3, Winter 2017). The lead article, Brideshead Rearranged: Charm, Grace, and Waugh’s Building of Worlds, by Grazie Sophia Christie, is the winner of the 2017 John … Continue reading

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U and Non-U in TLS

The U and Non-U debate about social class distinctions that raged (if that’s the correct word) in the 1950s has resurfaced in the TLS. This appears in its N.B. column that is written by J. C. (believed to be James … Continue reading

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First Volume of Complete Essays, Articles and Reviews Now for Sale in USA

Volume 26 of the Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh: Essays, Articles and Reviews 1922-1934 is now for sale in the USA. This is a few weeks ahead of the previously announced USA release date of 1 May 2018. The book was … Continue reading

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Yugoslavia and Ishmaelia

Dr Robert Hickson has posted another of his “essays” on Waugh’s life and works on the weblog catholicism.org. These should not be mistaken for religious dicussions but are rather compilations of writings from Waugh’s works or memoirs of his contemporaries … Continue reading

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Waugh-Themed Visit to Campion Hall

One of our contributors (Milena Borden) made a visit last week to Campion Hall in Oxford. Here is her report: The Secretary, Sarah Grey, arranged an appointment for me with Professor Peter Davidson who is the Senior Research Fellow and … Continue reading

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Waugh Biographer Target of Poison Pen

Paula Byrne, is well known in this parish for her 2009 “partial life” of Waugh, Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead. She has also appeared and submitted papers at two Waugh conferences, one of which was notably presented in … Continue reading

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