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What influences shape our sexuality? Can literature be a ‘dangerous’ influence? In 1928, Radclyffe Hall’s lesbian novel ‘The Well of Loneliness’ was banned as ‘obscene’ and described as a ‘danger’ to youth. This event will feature a short performance written by playwright Natalie McGrath that draws on University of Exeter lecturer Dr Jana Funke’s work on this writer.

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21 November 2016 — 21 November 2016

(Exeter)

Monday 21 November | 20.00–21.30

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What influences shape our sexuality? Can literature be a ‘dangerous’ influence? In 1928, Radclyffe Hall’s lesbian novel ‘The Well of Loneliness’ was banned as ‘obscene’ and described as a ‘danger’ to youth. This event will feature a short performance written by playwright Natalie McGrath that draws on University of Exeter lecturer Dr Jana Funke’s work on this writer. Join us for an interactive event that will offer a unique opportunity to explore and debate topical questions about sexuality, literary history, identity and community.

Free Admission | Booking required
This event is part of University of Exeter’s series Voices From the Edge

Event enquiries: j.funke@exeter.ac.uk
Led by: University of Exeter