CCL event this week: ‘Votes for Medea: The British women’s suffrage movement and the classical franchise’

A reminder that the next seminar in the Sing in Me, Muse series is this Thursday, 2 February 2023, at 6.00pm (London time):

Michael Simpson and Barbara Goff, “‘Votes for Medea: The British women’s suffrage movement and the classical franchise”. 

The talk will be in Room 144, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths (Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW). (Click here for directions to Goldsmiths and for a campus map.)

Note that this event will be in person and will not be recorded.

Click here for more information and to register.

This week’s CCL event: The Auto / Bio / Fiction Series, with Anna Borgarello and Riccardo Castellana

A reminder of the next seminar in the Auto / Bio / Fiction series:

Thursday, 26 January 2023, at 5.30pm (London time):

Anna Borgarello, “Of Adventurers and Storytellers: Narrations of the Self and the Other in Via Gemito by Domenico Starnone and Limonov by Emmanuel Carrère”


Riccardo Castellana, “Biofiction in Italy: typologies, traditions and reception”

The seminar will be online. Click here for more information and to register (registration is required to receive the zoom link).


Marina Warner’s Lecture POSTPONED

With many apologies: due to unforeseen circumstances, Marina Warner’s Annual Lecture, “Viral Spiral: Multiple Shape-Shifting from Ovid to Covid”, due to be delivered tonight at 6.15pm UK time, has had to be postponed to a date to be confirmed.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Very best wishes from the CCL

CCL events this week: Marina Warner’s Annual Lecture and the London Beckett Seminar

Welcome back to the CCL for the Spring term events, and happy 2023!

A reminder of the two events scheduled for this week:

On Thursday 19 January 2023, at 6.15pm, Marina Warner gives the inaugural Annual Lecture ‘Viral Spiral: Multiple Shape-shifting from Ovid to Covid‘. Click on the title for more information and links to register to attend (in person or online).

On Friday 20 January 2023, at 6pm, the London Beckett Seminar also resumes, hosting Dr Marco Bernini (Durham University), with a talk on “Beckett and the Apparent Self: Awakenings, Predictions, Protentions”

To attend, please register by email.

Happy 2023!

In 1923, the Radio Corporations of China was established; the Walt Disney Company was founded; Howard Carter opened the tomb of Tutankhamen; Khalil Gibran published The Prophet; Katherine Mansfield died from tuberculosis; W.B. Yeats won the Nobel Prize for literature….

What does 2023 have in reserve for us? We don’t know yet, but come along to our events, and you can look forward to a lot of fun and intellectual stimulation!

In the meantime, very best wishes for a happy, healthy, peaceful and successful New Year from the CCL!