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Queer Bloomsbury, Stillness in art and dance

As the Royal Society of Literature marks Dalloway Day, Francesa Wade and Paul Mendez talk to Shahidha Bari about Woolf and gay Bloomsbury, plus a discussion of stillness.

Francesca Wade and Paul Mendez talk to Shahidha Bari about Queer Bloomsbury in a conversation run in partnership with the Royal Society of Literature who set up events in mid-June to mark Dalloway Day, inspired by the 1925 novel from Virginia Woolf. Claudia Tobin from the University of Cambridge looks at Woolf's writing on art and the vogue for still lives and compares notes with 2020 New Generation Thinker Lucy Weir from the University of Edinburgh, who has written a postcard exploring dance, stillness and movement in lockdown.

Claudia Tobin's book is called 'Modernism and Still Life: Artists, Writers, Dancers’
Francesca Wade is the author of Square Haunting. You can hear her focusing on the academics Jane Harrison and Eileen Power in a Free Thinking episode called Pioneering women: academics and classics https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dj0g
Paul Mendez's novel is called Rainbow Milk
Lucy Weir is a Teaching Fellow, Modern and Contemporary Art, History of Art at the University of Edinburgh and is one of the 2020 New Generation Thinkers on the scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the AHRC to select academics who can turn their research into radio.

You can hear a discussion of the novel Mrs Dalloway featuring the writers Hermione Lee, Alison Light and Margaret Drabble with Philip Dodd https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00zt79p
and you can find a host of conversations for Dalloway Day on the website of the Royal Society of Literature https://rsliterature.org/

Producer: Robyn Read

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Wed 17 Jun 2020 22:00

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