Category Archives: Academia

Academic Roundup: Vagabond-language and decadent arcadias

The following articles appeared in academic journals during 2018 and were not previously mentioned in our postings. Abstracts or excerpts from introductory materials are provided as available: –Helena M. Tomko, “A Good Laugh is Hard to Find: From destructive satire … Continue reading

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Roundup: Lenten Love and Lots of Books

–In the Church Life Journal published by University of Notre Dame, Patrick Tomassi has written an essay on the themes of love in Brideshead Revisited and their particular relevance to the observance of Lent. Here is a summary: Sorting out … Continue reading

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Some Waugh-Themed Entertainments

–Merton College, Oxford and the Lennox Berkeley Society have announced an afternoon program of lecture and music: “To celebrate Lennox Berkeley’s four years as an undergraduate at Merton (1922–6), and to mark the thirtieth anniversary of his death.” This will … Continue reading

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Lecture on Tom Burns at LSE

LSE has announced a lecture next Thursday (21 February) on the subject of Tom Burns’ WWII espionage career in Spain. His connection with Evelyn Waugh is mentioned in the announcement: In 1940, Tom Burns, a young British Catholic publisher and friend … Continue reading

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Waugh and the Black Madonna

The website of Campion Hall, Oxford has posted an article by art historian Jane Stevenson about an Ethiopian icon of the Madonna hanging in its collections. She also explains the difference between Ethiopian Christian depictions of the subject and those … Continue reading

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Details Released of Waugh Event at Chipping Campden Festival

The Chipping Campden Literary Festival to be held in May has released more details of its event entitled “Scoop: We Need to Talk About Evelyn”. This is scheduled for Friday, 10 May at 830pm in the Chipping Campden School Hall. … Continue reading

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Evening Standard’s Waugh Twofer

The Evening Standard reviews a book by David Kynaston and Francis Green of UCL entitled Engines of Privilege: Britain’s Private Education Problem. According to the review by Ann McElvoy: What interests these two centre-Left writers is the degree of insulation that … Continue reading

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Martin Stannard Lecture at Durham University Next Month (More)

Durham University has posted more details about Martin Stannard’s lecture next month. The topic is Waugh’s visits to the USA in the late 1940s. Here’s a description from the Durham University website: About the lecture By 1947, the year of … Continue reading

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Oxford College Announces Waugh Thesis

Linacre College, Oxford has announced a DPhil thesis by one of its students. The title is “Evelyn Waugh: Travel Writing and Politics” and its author is Roger Irwin, a postgraduate student. The college is a postwar foundation, and its students … Continue reading

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Martin D’Arcy, Art Collector

The magazine America: The Jesuit Review has a feature article in its current issue about Waugh’s friend Martin D’Arcy, SJ. This is by Altair Brandon-Salmon and focuses on Fr D’Arcy’s art collecting talents as reflected in his several acquisitions displayed … Continue reading

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