Chesterton’s Glocal London (25th Feb)

Come along to this event TOMORROW at 6pm, 11 Bedford Square. All welcome! The talk will be followed by an informal discussion over a glass of wine.

RHUL English Research Forum

Come along to the next Royal Holloway English Research Forum seminar. We are pleased to welcome  Dr. Matthew Ingleby (UCL)  who will be speaking to us on  ‘Notting Hill and the Idea of Nicaragua: Chesterton’s Glocal London’.

Matthew’s bookG. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity (co-edited with with Matthew Beaumont) is hot off the press with Bloomsbury Academic. The talk will be followed by an informal discussion over a glass of wine.

Tuesday 25th February
6pm
F3, 11 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London

ALL WELCOME

G. K. Chesterton cover

G. K. Chesterton’s first novel, The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904) imagines a future in which London has been split into quasi-medieval boroughs, each with its own flags and customs. Ambiguous in its politics and whimsical in its telling, the novel has nonetheless been cited by urban planners and historians for its memorable engagement with what locality might mean within the modern metropolis. This paper readdresses the road improvement…

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