Deborah Levy - Professorial Lecture
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 from 17:00 to 18:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We are delighted to welcome Deborah Levy back to Falmouth as our Visiting Professor of Writing In Illustration.
Deborah Levy is a writer working across fiction, performance and visual culture. She trained at Dartington College of Arts, leaving in 1981 to write a number of plays, highly acclaimed for their "intellectual rigour, poetic fantasy and visual imagination", including Pax, Clam, Heresies for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Macbeth – False Memories, all published in Levy: Plays 1 (Methuen).
Deborah has written five novels: the 2012 Man Booker shortlisted, Swimming Home, translated into 14 languages, Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography, The Unloved ( all reissued by Penguin), Billy and Girl (Bloomsbury). Her 2012 short story collection Black Vodka was short listed for The Frank O'Connor Award and the BBC International Short Story Award. Her long form essay, Things I Don’t Want to know, a response to George Orwell's 1946 essay Why I Write and Virginia Woolf's A Room of One’s Own is published in hard back by Notting Hill Editions, paperback by Penguin.
For BBC Radio 4, Deborah wrote two acclaimed dramatisations of Freud's most famous case studies, ‘Dora' and ‘The Wolfman’. Deborah has lectured at The Freud Musuem, Goethe Institute, Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern, The Henry Moore Foundation, and The Royal Academy School. She was Fellow in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge from 1989-1991 and AHRB Fellow at The Royal College of Art 2006-9 where she worked with animators and illustrators on a research project titled, ‘The Life of Objects – What Objects Tell Us About Our Secret Lives’. A BBC Radio 3 documentary presented some of this research in a programme titled The Glass Princess. Deborah will be collaborating with Andrzej Klimowski,, Professor of Illustration at the RCA, on a graphic novel for publishers Self Made Hero, working from her short story ‘Star Dust Nation’.
Deborah's new collection of poetry, An Amorous Discourse in The Suburbs of Hell is published by &Other Stories.
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When & Where
Falmouth School of Art
Falmouth School of Art at Falmouth University is home to undergraduate courses in Fine Art, Illustration, Drawing and Contemporary Crafts, an MA in Authorial Illustration and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.
Throughout the year, Falmouth School of Art programmes a series of significant visiting speakers for the benefit of the School's students. A number of seats are made available at each event for alumni, friends of the School, members of the local community and schools and colleges.