Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World | University of Oxford

Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World

Speaker
Lyndall Gordon
Event date
Event time
12:00 - 13:00
Venue
Worcester College
1 Walton Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2HB
Venue details

Worcester College Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£7 - £12.50
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon looks at the lives of five women writers who were outsiders and who changed the world – Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner and Virginia Woolf.

Gordon throws new light on the shared genius of the five writers by linking their creativity to their lives as outsiders. She says each of these women writers lost their reputation in some way and ended up as outsiders, outcasts or outlaws. Each, she argues, made these identities their own and took advantage to write their novels.

This event is part of St Hilda's Day at the Oxford Literary Festival.