Wednesday, October 10, 2012

George Bernard Shaw and the USSR

The Anglo-Russian Research Network (ARRN), which I organise with Rebecca Beasley, is hosting another reading group at Pushkin House on 28th November. The topic this time is George Bernard Shaw and the Soviet Union, and the group will be led by Dr Olga Sobolev and Dr Angus Wrenn (both of the LSE), authors of The Only Hope of the World: George Bernard Shaw and Russia (Peter Lang, 2012). Please visit the ARRN blog for more details, or email me if you wish to attend.

"To-morrow, perhaps the future."

I'm pleased to be delivering a paper in the research seminar at my new home in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at UEA on 1st November. I'm going to be talking about the idea of the future in literature and the effects of the Bolshevik Revolution on this idea. Writers to be discussed include H.G. Wells, Koestler, W.H. Auden and Dorothy Richardson.