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Creative and Critical Writing: Professor Nicholas Royle Reading Event.

Arts Events, York St John University

Friday, 27 March 2015 from 15:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

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Creative and Critical Writing

Professor Nicholas Royle reads from his remarkable novel Quilt.

Followed by a discussion with  Senior Fiction Editor Vicky Blunden from the publisher Myriad Editions.

York St John University, Temple Hall, 27th March 2015:  3-5pm

Nicholas Royle lives in Seaford and is Professor of English at the University of Sussex.

His academic writing is distinguished, in unusual ways, by playful language and linguistic invention. Since at least his early teens, when he wrote an abandoned work called The Foresight Saga, he has been fascinated by the strangeness of literature. This fascination has led to the publication of numerous books about literature, including the highly acclaimed Telepathy and Literature: Essays on the Reading Mind and The Uncanny. Despite their ‘academic’ appearances, such books contain unexpected interiors: Telepathy and Literature ends with a bizarre footnote comprising a short story called ‘Telephoning Home’; The Uncanny incorporates several pieces of short fiction. His latest academic work, Veering: A Theory of Literature, also contains numerous embedded fictions and indeed argues for a new conception of the relations between creative and critical writing.

‘An intense study of grief and mental disintegration, a lexical celebration and a psychological conundrum... Royle explores loss and alienation perceptively and inventively.' – Guardian

'A book of mythological power. Quilt is unforgettable, like all those great pieces of fiction that are fed by our immemorial root system, the human dream of metamorphosis.' – Hélène Cixous

'Royle's baroque, athletic prose... confers a strong sense of the "strangeness" of English, "which, after all, belongs to no one" and should be continually reinvented.’ – Observer

Vicky Blunden is Senior Fiction Editor at Myriad Editions, an independent publisher of original literary fiction and graphic novels.

“Our graphic books explore tough subjects through narrative illustration. Our novels are original works of literary fiction, eclectic, bold and full of character.”

http://www.myriadeditions.com/about

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Temple Hall, York St John University
Lord Mayor's Walk
YO31 7EX York
United Kingdom

Friday, 27 March 2015 from 15:00 to 17:00 (GMT)


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