A Message from Professor Tim Crook Teaching Orwell Conference Friday 2nd June 2017 Brochure 10 a.m. Conference opened by Professor Richard Keeble, distinguished Orwell scholar and Chair of the Orwell Society and Professor Mark D’Inverno, Pro-Warden for International Engagement at the University at Goldsmiths, University of London and Professor of Computer Science. 10.10. Keynote.…Read more Teaching Orwell: George Orwell Studies Conference 2017
by Carol Biederstadt “… dramatic performances are intended not only to entertain, but also to get viewers thinking, and this timely, inspired, and energetic production of Animal Farm surely succeeded at that” Recent political events have led to a resurgence in the popularity of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Not only did the novel hit the bestseller…Read more Animal Farm, at the University of South Carolina
Presented by Escapade Theatre company Adapted by Matthew Dunster. Directed by Sue Flack. At the Versus Teatre from 19th May-11th June. Book your tickets here now and enjoy 25% discount using the code ORWELL while it lasts! Or reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org Background: Dossier 1984 (English) Performed in English Watch a trailer
Some Reflections by Carol Biederstadt Nearly 70 years have passed since the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four, including 33 years that have vaporized since the events depicted in the once futuristic novel were said to have occurred. Still, the recent spate of press coverage of the novel, especially here in the US, bears testimony to the…Read more “1984” National Screening Day, 2017
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How the secret state kept watch on Orwell in Wigan It is easy to forget that while George Orwell was in the North of England in early 1936 researching the plight of the poor (published in the following year as The Road to Wigan Pier) he was being followed all the time closely by the…Read more Watched In Wigan 1936