Category Archives: Academia

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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Academia x 2: Pinfold’s Voices and Waugh’s Propaganda

–A recent academic article about Waugh’s postwar novel The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold has been posted on the internet. This is entitled “Hearing Voices: The Extended Mind in Evelyn Waugh’s The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold” and is by Yuexi Liu, … Continue reading

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Academic Roundup: 2020-2021

The following articles and reviews have appeared in academic journals for the period 2020-21 (2019 in one case) and have not been previously posted. The summaries of articles come (except as noted) from an academic library search service and those … Continue reading

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Midwinter Events

Here are some upcoming events that may be of interest to our readers: –ITV has started a 3-episode documentary series called “Keeping up with the aristocrats” which began airing yesterday. It will follow the lives of four aristocratic families who … Continue reading

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Evelyn Waugh’s Centenary at Oxford

This month marks the centenary of Evelyn Waugh’s matriculation at Oxford. He started his Oxford career at Hertford College on 8 January 1922. That was the beginning of Hilary Term in 1922; this year, it begins next Sunday, 16 January … Continue reading

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