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19:00 - 21:00 4 December 2013
London Through Different Eyes - Reading Travel Writings
The Marlborough Arms |
The Marlborough Arms
Torrington Place | London | WC1E 7LY | United Kingdom
Vesna Goldsworthy, Speaker, Vesna is a Serbian born writer and poet who lives in England. Her books include 'Chernobyl Strawberries' and 'Inventing Ruritania'.
Emma Pauncefort, Speaker, UCL, French
Isabelle Moreau, Respondent, UCL, French
Wendy Bracewell, Respondent, UCL, SSEES
'The beer houses are decorated like palaces. Everyone is drunk, but drunk joylessly. Everyone is in a hurry to drink himself into insensibility.' Dostoevsky in London, 1862.
How have visitors seen and experienced London? Join us for an exciting and interactive evening of literary discussion to find out. UCL researchers working on how London has been written and pictured through time discuss London, Londoners and cultural stereotypes with Vesna Goldsworthy, Belgrade-born, London-based writer and poet.
Wine and nibbles provided.
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