Presenters: Shawna Lipton, Washington State University Vancouver; Prof. Ann Martin, University of Saskatchewan
Date: September 10, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 5:00
Location: Room 301, Murray Library, University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall was the target of a highly publicized obscenity trial, which led to the book being banned in Britain in 1928. The publicity surrounding the novel made its strikingly stylish author a lesbian icon. This talk addresses the legacy of The Well in mainstream and LGBTQ visions of gender and sexuality and uses materials from the Neil Richards Collection of Sexual and Gender Diversity to showcase multiple editions and cover images of Radclyffe’s Hall’s most famous novel—and its subsequent influence on the lesbian pulp fiction of the 1950s and 1960s. The role of Hall and The Well of Loneliness in marketing pre-Stonewall lesbian pulp fiction, and especially the complex relationship between “serious” literary fiction and mass-market paperbacks, will be explored through this interdisciplinary and transhistorical consideration of how the archives can be queered through lived experience.
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity, College of Arts and Science
University Library, University Archives and Special Collections
The Department of English, College of Arts and Science
It's summer. Classes are over. There are no more assignments due. But that doesn't mean that you shouldn't come and visit the University Library!
Did you know that we have leisure reading collections at both the Murray Library and the Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library? We have fiction books, audiobooks, and even CDs and DVDs available for you to check out. These are all available for you through our partnership with the Saskatoon Public Library. So come and take a look at the SPL on Campus Leisure Collection, located next to the elevators on the ground floor of the Murray Library or on the first floor of the Health Sciences Library. You might just find your next beach read!
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Are you taking a summer class? The Murray Library will be offering tours over the next week and a half to help you get ahead in your research.
Meet us at the entrance of the Murray Library at 11:30 am on any of the following dates:
Wednesday, July 22nd
Thursday, July 23rd
Friday, July 24th
Monday, July 27th
Tuesday, July 28th
Wednesday, July 29th
Thursday, July 30th
Tours of the Murray Library last approximately one hour. We'll spend half an hour learning about the library's website and online resources and half an hour walking around the building. All tours are free, and there's no need to register.