‘We Cursed Manchester’ Wilfred Owen and The North
|Dates:||22 October 2015|
|Times:||18:30 - 20:30|
|What is it:||Evening event|
|Organiser:||The John Rylands Library|
|Venue opening hours:||Monday 12noon - 5pm; Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12noon - 5pm|
|Who is it for:||General public|
No need to book - please drop in!
Dr Guy Cuthbertson, Senior Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University and biographer of Wilfred Owen, will explore Wilfred Owen’s North in order to discuss both the man and his work. Owen knew Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, the Lakes and Scotland, spending several years in Birkenhead, and serving – and dying – in the Manchester Regiment. But is he a Northern poet? The talk will address questions of class, education, accent, geography, literary taste and a North-South divide.
Following the talk, there will be an opportunity to view and discuss some of the Library’s archive material with Fran Baker, Archivist at The John Rylands Library. The encounter will include Welland’s thesis on Owen which has annotations by Siegfried Sassoon, poems by Owen which were transcribed by Edmund Blunden, unpublished correspondence, and some rare photographs of Owen.
Timings for the evening:
Lecture 6.30pm -7.30pm
Q&A 7.30pm - 7.50pm
Collection encounter: 7.50pm – 8.30pm
Travel and Contact Information
The John Rylands Library Deansgate