Reclamations: Writing on the Lives of Shirley Hazzard and Hannah Lynch | University of Oxford

Reclamations: Writing on the Lives of Shirley Hazzard and Hannah Lynch

Brigitta Olubas, Kathryn Laing, Faith Binckes
17:30 - 19:00
Wolfson College
Linton Road
Oxford
OX2 6UD

Haldane Room

Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
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This informal seminar features Brigitta Olubas, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of New South Wales, Australia, and a Visiting Scholar at OCLW from November-December 2014. Brigitta will be joined by Kathryn Laing (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick) and Faith Binckes (Bath Spa) to discuss the lives, work, and reception of different women authors. Brigitta will be talking about her biographical research on the Australian author of fiction and non-fiction Shirley Hazzard, whose 1970 novel The Bay of Noon was shortlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize in 2010, and whose 2003 novel The Great Fire won the US National Book Award for Fiction. Shirley Hazzard is celebrated in Australia and the US, but is perhaps less known in other parts of the world. Kathryn Laing and Faith Binckes will be speaking on their experience of working on the neglected author Hannah Lynch. Kathryn’s paper is entitled ‘“I am an unexplained enigma. I live alone. I follow art”: Textual Traces, Literary Recoveries and the Irish writer, Hannah Lynch (1859-1904)’. Faith Binckes will be talking on ‘“What we no longer know we have forgotten”: Canonicity, Gender, and the Lives of the Obscure’.