November 3, 2015, by Guest blog
Being Human 2015: Lawrence, Class and Culture
A talk by Professor Neil Roberts (Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Sheffield, and Honorary Professor of D. H. Lawrence Studies at the University of Nottingham),
D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre, Eastwood, Wednesday 18 November 2015, 7-8.30pm
A whole biography industry has grown up around the extraordinary story of D. H. Lawrence’s rise to literary fame from his humble beginnings in Eastwood – a small mining town on the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire border. In an obvious practical sense his emergence onto the London literary scene in the winter of 1909 was facilitated by his move from the Midlands to take up a teaching post in Croydon. But Lawrence’s literary imagination was very much shaped in his home town, as was his understanding of literature. What access did Lawrence’s have to literary culture in Eastwood during his childhood, youth and early adulthood? What relation did this culture have to the culture of the mining community in which he grew up, of which his father was a typical representative? Neil Roberts will explore these issues, casting new light on the formative nature of Lawrence’s upbringing.
This talk is part of the Being Human: a festival of the humanities 2015.
To book your place on Lawrence, Class and Culture please call the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre 01773 717353