Manchester Labour Movements Research Group Seminars

Manchester Labour Movements Research Group
seminar series spring 2010

Politics and Letters – writing and the left in Britain

Wednesday 3 March
‘The district one calls home’. D.H. Lawrence’s writing on coalfield society
David Howell

David is Professor of Politics at York University and has published on numerous aspects of British labour history.

Wednesday 17 March
Tally-Ho and Away! Or Huntin’ the Reds: British Communist Writers in the Cold War
Andy Croft

Andy is a poet and historian based on Teesside. His books include a biography of Randall Swingler and ‘Red Letter Days’, a study of left-wing writers in the 1930s

Wednesday 21 April‘Talking by turns of politics and poetry’: Chartism and the role of poetry in the working-class movement
Mike Sanders

Mike lectures in English and American Studies at Manchester. His book ‘The Poetry of Chartism’, was published by Cambridge last year

All seminars take place at 5.30 p.m., Roscoe Building room
1.001, University of Manchester. All welcome

The MLMRG brings together students, academics and activists interested in any aspect of the historical and contemporary development of labour movements and the left. For further information, contact shirin.hirsch@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk; edward.poole@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk; paul.kelemen@manchester.ac.uk; or kevin.morgan@manchester.ac.uk

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February 2010

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