UEA's School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing offers a regular series of café conversations. Café conversations are free informal discussions held in public locations in the city centre (cafés, bars, restaurants). The conversations are generally run by academics (staff members and postgraduate students). Anyone is welcome to attend. The aim of these events is to bring the latest ideas or innovations from the academic context to people outside of academia. Click here for the latest Cafe Conversations topics.
Fri 14 Mar 3pm
Norwich Playhouse Bar, Norwich, NR3 1AB
A Room of Our Own Dr Claire Hynes
Virginia Woolf’s essay A Room of One’s Own has been described as a landmark of feminist
thought. The essay published in 1929 explores the disadvantages faced by the woman writer
and concludes that a private room and money are necessary if she is to progress. How relevant
are Woolf’s views to women today? And what should we make of her ideas that men
established literary traditions through the centuries and women must therefore develop their
own writing styles?