Culture > Events > English and German Cultural Encounters. A.S. Byatt in Conversation with Martin Swales and Godela Weiss-Sussex
Event Date: 15th Oct 2015 | 18:00
English and German Cultural Encounters. A.S. Byatt in Conversation with Martin Swales and Godela Weiss-Sussex
IMLR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, The Court Room (Senate House, first floor)
Speakers: A.S. Byatt; Martin Swales; Godela Weiss-Sussex
2015 Bithell Memorial Lecture
Dame Antonia Byatt, Martin Swales and Godela Weiss-Sussex will explore the connections between English and German culture in her recent work. The conversation will focus on the novel The Children’s Book (2009), and its rich interplay of social experience, the psychological currents and counter-currents of family life, and the role of ideas and cultural values in human affairs. In its depiction of the early 20th century, the novel conjures up a world of artistic and social possibilities, interweaving English and German cultural life.