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13:15 - 13:55 24 November 2015

Lunch Hour Lecture: ‘A mass of obscenity’? The prosecution and banning of D. H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow


Darwin Lecture Theatre | Darwin Building (link Map)
access via Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Hugh Stevens, UCL English

The Rainbow is recognised as one of the major works of British modernism. However, following its initial publication in 1915, the novel was judged obscene and banned in the UK. Dr Hugh Stevens explores the reasons behind its banning and the disastrous consequences for its author.


Sonia Abrams
+44 (0)203 108 3840 | events@ucl.ac.uk


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