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Coleridge Lectures 2016: Sarah Churchwell

Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP)

Thursday, 12 May 2016 from 18:30 to 19:45 (BST)

Coleridge Lectures 2016: Sarah Churchwell

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Coleridge Lectures 2016: Sarah Churchwell
Utopia and the American Dream
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, BS8 1SS
Thu 12 May 2016 18.30-19.45

The idea of utopia has always been part of the American dream – from the first Puritan settlements and  the ‘city on the hill’, through Thoreau’s Walden, the sixties counterculture and to the conservative utopian dreams of today. America was also the country where the Romantic poets – working in the South West of England in the 1790s – had the dream of a utopian community on the banks of the Susquehanna in Philadelphia where an egalitarian community would live, learn and work. Nowhere is this search for utopia more clear than in Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, where each character is searching for their own version of utopia. Sarah Churchwell, author of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby, reflects on Gatsby, the American dream and the endless search for utopia. 

This lecture is part of an annual series inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s radical lectures in Bristol in 1795. The 2016 theme is Utopias. Future themes include Revolution (2017) and Peace (2018).

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Peel Lecture Theatre
Geographical Studies
University Road
BS8 1SS Clifton
United Kingdom

Thursday, 12 May 2016 from 18:30 to 19:45 (BST)


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Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP)

BCDP facilitates, leads, promotes and manages cultural activity in Bristol and the West of England including the Bristol Festival of Ideas.

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