Category Archives: 2013

King’s Regiment First World War Family History Day

Museum of Liverpool Saturday September 28, 10am–4pm On Saturday September 28th I’m going to be attending the King’s Regiment First World War Family History Day at the Museum of Liverpool. This is a free family history event to help people with … Continue reading

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Read the Shortlist

Have you always promised yourself you would read the Man Booker Prize shortlist? Now’s the time! Join our friendly 10 week course to compare and contrast the reads and put the judges’ opinions to the test. The 2013 list includes: … Continue reading

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Searching for Richard III

Following the discovery of the body of Richard III in 2012, we have put together a lecture series in Liverpool looking at various aspects of Richard and his cultural legacy. Archaeology, Art History, English and History departments join the search … Continue reading

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Owning Jane Austen

Another day, another Jane Austen news story. Two hundred years after the publication of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen can still make headlines. This summer has seen the successful campaign to put Austen on a ten pound note followed by … Continue reading

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Women in Scandinavian and British Crime Fiction

Last year in the course ‘The Female Dick: Women in Crime Fiction’, we examined female authors and female detectives in mainly American crime fiction, moving from the first women to make it in Hollywood like Leigh Brackett and Vera Caspary; … Continue reading

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Redburn and the 9/11 Memorial: Melville’s words still ring true

A few weeks ago, while I was visiting the US (on a Liverpool-London-Detroit-New York-London- Liverpool journey), I reread Herman Melville‘s Redburn in preparation for my class this autumn, Writers in Victorian Liverpool. Redburn, the titular character, is a young American, … Continue reading

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Waterstone’s Classics: A Chance to Dip into Literature on your Lunch Hour

Waterstone’s Liverpool One organizes a series of free talks by academics from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Edge Hill University on Wednesdays from 1-2 pm. It’s a great chance to dip into a work you’ve always been curious about … Continue reading

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Seeing Liverpool through Herman Melville’s Eyes: Google Earth Map of Victorian Liverpool

Most people have experienced entering a foreign city for the first time– it’s those first moments when your senses are most perceptive. Struck by the new sights and smells, the architecture and the customs, the strange and extraordinary aspects of the city emerge. … Continue reading

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The Chester Mystery Plays

Dr. Andrea Young is running a new course to coincide with the 2013 Chester Mystery Plays. The Chester Mystery Plays course will be led by Dr. Andrea Young, an expert in medieval drama from the University of Liverpool’s Continuing Education Programme. … Continue reading

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Talks on Scrimshaw and Herman Melville in Liverpool Free talks on scrimshaw and on Herman Melville’s time in Liverpool are featured on the Moby Dick on the Mersey website. These are part of the marathon reading weekend May 4th-6th.

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