Orwell and the Arts- a conference investigating George Orwell's art as writer, his writing about art, his inspiration for artists and the art of drama.
Orwell and the Arts is the third George Orwell Studies conference hosted by Goldsmiths and the Orwell Society.
Opened by the Warden of Goldsmiths, University of London, Pat Loughrey. LGO2 30th May 2018 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In a unique discussion on the subject of Orwell's famous book 'Homage to Catalonia', Artist Sonia Boue, George Orwell’s son Richard Blair and Quentin Kopp, son of Georges Kopp- Orwell’s commanding officer in the Spanish Civil war- explore the experience of returning to Catalonia when all of them had fathers who participated in and witnessed the tragedies of this conflict.
Professor Len Platt presents the keynote paper on Orwell and Literary Art- was he as one contemporary novelist said ‘a literary mediocrity’, or did he pioneer a unique political literary aesthetic?
Professor Anna Furse revisits her creation of Down and Out in Paris and London ‘Dans La Deche’ in 1992 and some of its many challenges.
Artist Glenn Ibbitson presents ‘Room 103: Orwell and contemporary visual art’ - exploring how the art of the present is influenced by Orwell’s work.
Professor Tim Crook presents ‘Orwell’s Art- From rude saucy seaside postcard to poetry and the microphone.’
Dates & times
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