Dr David Sutton (University of Reading) ‘Diasporic Literary Archives’

Dr Sutton will present an overview and progress report on the Leverhulme Trust International Network ‘Diasporic Literary Archives’

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Questions of Location, Ownership and Interpretation

Authors’ papers offer unique insights into the creative process and as such are hugely valuable to the scholarly community, as well as an often treasured archive of national culture. In recent years the destination of individual collections has become a contested topic of international interest. Given that authors migrate, and papers become dispersed among collectors, families, publishing businesses, and in locations in different countries, the diasporic character of literary archives demands serious attention.

Monday 24th November (wk 9) 5-6pm, to be held at the Museum of English Rural Life (with a pop-up exhibition of archive materials)

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