Professor Diana Wallace Wallace presents her inaugural professorial lecture: The Gender of English.
Regarded from its inception as an appropriate subject for the women then first beginning to enter universities, English Studies still predominately attracts female students. It has, nevertheless, been dominated and professionalised by male lecturers and professors. How does this gender balance affect thinking about ‘English Literature’?
In this video, Philip Gross reads two poems from Deep Field, his latest collection, of poetry published by Bloodaxe Books. In his nineties Philip Gross’s father, a wartime refugee, began to lose his several languages, first to deafness, then profound aphasia. Deeply thought as well as deeply felt, these poems reach into that gulf to find him -through recovery of histories both spoken and unspoken as well as an excavation of the spoken word itself.