Category Archives: Discussions

Waugh Ranks High on LGBT Authors List

An interactive internet site called Ranker has produced a list of what it calls the best homosexual authors (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) and invites viewers to vote on the rankings. It’s not clear to your correspondent how the ranking system … Continue reading

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Recording of UT Waugh Panel Available Online

The University of Texas Faculty Seminar on British Studies has posted a sound recording of last Friday’s panel discussion in Austin on the subject of Waugh’s travels in America. It is available online. At the bottom of the lecture description click … Continue reading

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Scoop and The 1938 Club

A group of book bloggers has banded together to discuss books published in 1938.These happen twice a year and a previous session was devoted to 1924. This internet discussion on 1938 books will take place beginning today and continue until … Continue reading

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Free Thinking about Evelyn Waugh

BBC Radio 3 yesterday broadcast a panel discussion in its Free Thinking series about the life and works of Evelyn Waugh. As previously announced, the panel was moderated by Matthew Sweet and consisted of Alexander Waugh, the writer’s grandson, Adam … Continue reading

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University of Texas Announces Final Details of Waugh Panel

The Faculty Seminar on British Studies and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas-Austin will host a panel this Friday on the topic “Evelyn Waugh: His Visits to the United States.” The panel will consist of Martin Stannard and Barbara … Continue reading

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Waugh and Anthony Powell

On the occasion of their republication by the University of Chicago Press, two of Anthony Powell’s novels are reviewed on a website called The Millions. One of these (Venusberg) was originally published before and the other (Oh How the Wheel … Continue reading

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V&A Reunites Brideshead

Last night at the Victoria & Albert Museum there was a panel discussion relating to the Granada TV 1980s  production of Brideshead Revisited.  The panel included actors Diana Quick (Julia Flyte) and Nicholas Grace (Anthony Blanche) as well as Derek … Continue reading

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WSJ Selects Waugh Novel for Book Group

The Wall Sreet Journal has announced an internet book group that will discuss Waugh’s 1934 novel A Handful of Dust. The group will be moderated by novelist Joseph Kanon, said to be best known for thrillers such as The Good … Continue reading

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Inaugural Dead Meet Up, London, Nov. 26th: “The Loved One” and the Reality of Embalming

There is nothing new under the sun. Except, perhaps, this: On Wed., Nov. 26th, at Barts Pathology Museum in London, Dead Meet (“Dating and Networking for Death Professionals”), is holding its Inaugural Dead Meet Up, a networking event at which … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 discussion of Decline and Fall

On Feb. 21, on the BBC Radio 4 program In Our Time, David Bradshaw (Professor of English Literature at Worcester College, Oxford), John Bowen (Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of York) and Ann Pasternak Slater (Senior Research Fellow at … Continue reading

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