University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of English

Why the Novel Matters: Contemporary Women's Writing and the Legacies of D. H. Lawrence

15th February 2023
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In this talk, Dr Sean Matthews will discuss Lawrence's influence on contemporary women's writing, exploring how in recent years a generation of women (amongst them Alison Macleod, Rachel Cusk, Annabel Abbs, Frances Wilson, Alison Moore, Lara Feigel, Catherine Millet) have returned to his example as a way both to explore his ground-breaking formal and thematic achievement in new ways, and to exploit the resources of his writing in their own quests to represent complex issues in sexuality, gender and politics.


15 February 2023, Wednesday
Time: 16:00 to 17:00 (GMT +8)
Location: Room F4B09b
                 University of Nottingham Malaysia
                 Jalan Broga 43000 Semenyih Selangor

About the speaker: 
Sean Matthews teaches in the School of English at the University of Nottingham UK Campus. He was Director of the D. H. Lawrence Centre from 2005-2010, and then he was seconded to Nottingham Malaysia. Since 2018 he has been back in the School of English in the UK, where he teaches Contemporary Fiction, Cultural and Critical Theory and - of course – D. H. Lawrence. He is currently also the School's Director of Global Engagement and Internationalisation. His current research knits together
the two parts of his profile - seeing how contemporary writers are responding to Lawrence's work, whilst also exploring how these new and emergent readings (and re-writings) show us new aspects of Lawrence himself.  

School of English

University of Nottingham Malaysia
Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

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