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Ian Penman and Adam Mars-Jones: Fassbinder Thousands of Mirrors

Ian Penman and Adam Mars-Jones, 1 October 2023

6 September 2023 · 53mins

Melodrama, biography, cold war thriller, drug memoir, essay in fragments, mystery – ​Fassbinder Thousands of Mirrors is cult critic Ian Penman’s long awaited first original book, a kaleidoscopic study of the late West German film maker Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

Jacqueline Rose and James Butler: The Plague

Jacqueline Rose and James Butler, 1 October 2023

16 August 2023 · 1hr

In The Plague, Jacqueline Rose uses the recent experience of the Covid pandemic, the war in Ukraine and the writings of Simone Weil to investigate how we might learn to live with death when it intrudes more closely than we might like on our lived experience.

Maureen McLane and Will Harris

Maureen N. McLane and Will Harris, 1 October 2023

2 August 2023 · 53mins

Maureen McLane reads from her work and talks to Will Harris, who also reads from his new collection Brother Poem (Granta).

Christopher Clark and Katja Hoyer: Revolutionary Spring

Christopher Clark and Katja Hoyer, 1 October 2023

14 June 2023 · 54mins

In Revolutionary Spring, a series of brilliant set-pieces, pre-eminent European historian Christopher Clark brings back to our attention the extraordinary events of the Spring of 1848. From Paris to Vienna to Budapest to Berlin to Rome to Palermo, a whole continent was embroiled in struggle, hope, revolutionary fervour and ultimately reaction.

Claire Bucknell and Rosemary Hill: The Treasuries

Clare Bucknell and Rosemary Hill, 1 October 2023

12 April 2023 · 52mins

Clare Bucknell argues in The Treasuries: Poetry Anthologies and the Making of British Culture that the selective way in which poetry has been presented over the past three centuries tells a fascinating story about the democratisation of literature, class, gender, politics and nationalism. 

21 August 2020 · 56mins

Maureen N. McLane reads from and discuss her work with poet and critic Sarah Howe, on the occasion of the publication of her first selected poems, What I'm Looking For.