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Life Writing Research and Reading Series - Dr Anne Rowe

Date:10 November 2010, 4:00pm to
10 November 2010, 6:00pm
Location:Room JG0001, John Galsworthy Building, Penrhyn Road Campus

NB The venue for this event has
changed to JG0001

Dr Anne Rowe (Kingston), “To Rewrite a Life: Moral Questions Haunting a Memoir”

Dr Anne Rowe is the Director of the Centre for Iris Murdoch Studies at Kingston University and Lead Editor of the Iris Murdoch Review. She has published widely on Iris Murdoch, most recently contributing the introduction to With Love and Rage: A Record of a Friendship with Iris Murdoch by David Morgan, to be published by KUP in 2010. This talk looks candidly at the moral issues that emerged during the editing and publishing process of a controversial re-writing of Iris Murdoch’s life. What has emerged is not only a revisionary study of Murdoch and her work, but also a poignant study of human frailty.

Dr Sue Hawkins (Kingston), “Little Acorns: Using Prosopography to Recreate the Lives of Victorian Nurses”

Sue Hawkins gained her PhD in 2007 at Kingston working on history of nursing and women's labour in 19th century England. Recently appointed lecturer at Kingston, and previously held a series of one-year externally funded research posts, developing databases and a website on admissions to children's hospitals in late 19th and early 20th centuries. She is a member of the steering committees for the UK Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery and the Women's History Network. She is also on the editorial Board of the Women's History Magazine.

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