Unseen Waterloo:The Conflict Revisited. Stendhal and the Battle of Waterloo
The Screening Room
£10.00 (£8.00 concessions)
On the 200th anniversary of Battle of Waterloo the Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation present an evening examining the cultural impact of the battle in particular on the great French novelist Marie-Henri Beyle, also known as Stendhal. The talk takes place alongside the Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict Revisited exhibition.
About the speakers:
Nick White is a Fellow of Emmanuel College and Reader in Modern French literature at Cambridge University, where he chaired the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages from 2008 until 2011. The author of books on The Family in Crisis in Late Nineteenth-Century French Fiction and French Divorce Fiction from the Revolution to the First World War, he is now engaged in a new project on the 'war before the First World War': in other words, the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. He has also written and translated for the Globe Theatre, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Times Literary Supplement.
Dr Sheila Bell’s original area of research was the French twentieth century and the work of Nathalie Sarraute but for many years she has also worked on nineteenth-century literature and more particularly on the novels and autobiographical writing of Stendhal, publishing a monograph and a series of articles on Stendhal’s unfinished autobiography, Vie de Henry Brulard, and articles on the novels, including La Chartreuse de Parme. She was a contributor to the Dictionnaire de Stendhal published by Champion in 2003. She took leave of absence from the University of Kent on two separate occasions to teach as professeur invité at the Université Stendhal in Grenoble.
About the reader:
Lucy Tregear has been acting on stage, screen and radio for over 25 years, including seasons at the RSC, in the West End and on tour. Her most recent projects include the successful Middlemarch Trilogy at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, and Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur at the Royal Opera House. She will be performing in a musical adaptation of The Silver Sword in the autumn in various theatres including Birmingham Rep and the Rose Theatre in Kingston.
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