Women Writing and Picturing War

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Women Writing and Picturing War: a Conversation with Lara Feigel, Lara Pawson and Susan Finlay. Chaired by Jennifer Hodgson.

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From Lee Miller posing in Hitler’s bathtub to Rukmini Callimachi's recent expose on the abuse of Yazidi women female writers and artists continue to shape our perception of war - and yet their voices are often occluded. Academic and author Lara Feigel, former foreign journalist, and memoirist Lara Pawson, and artist and novelist Susan Finlay discuss their own approaches to tackling this complex subject matter, as well as the women who have inspired them. Women Writing and Picturing War is an important and timely way to celebrate books by women and bring out this crucial strand of feminism.

Lara Feigel is an academic at King’s College London. Her books include The Love-Charm of Bombs, an account of how five writers responded to the blitz, and The Bitter Taste of Victory, an exploration of the role of writers and artists in postwar Germany.

Lara Pawson is a former BBC war correspondent, and the author of This Is the Place to Be, a prize-winning memoir that combines hard-hitting political anger with ambivalent self-questioning about her role in war zones.

Susan Finlay is an artist and writer whose novel Our Lady of Everything examines the Iraq War in relation to technological advances, occult practices and the UK crisis of national identity.

Jennifer Hodgson is a writer and critic. She is the editor of Ann Quinn's The Unmapped Country, and regularly writes, lectures and teaches on topics across modern and contemporary literature.

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