In rather exciting news, Isobel Maddison is going to give a lecture series on Elizabeth von Arnim for Trudi Tate’s wonderful organisation Literature Cambridge. Isobel’s course will comprise four fortnightly online sessions from 8 November to 20 December 2023, on Wednesdays 6.00 to 8.00 pm. Elizabeth. von Arnim Society members receive a 20 pound discount on their registration.
Isobel is going to talk about some of von Arnim’s best-loved classics as well as Expiation, one of her lesser known novels:
1. Elizabeth and her German Garden (1898; Virago, 1985)
2. The Pastor’s Wife (1914; Virago, 1987)
3. The Enchanted April (1922; Oxford World’s Classics 2022)
4. Expiation (1929; Persephone, 2021)
You can book your place here.
Beyond Isobel’s lecture series, Alison Hennegan is starting her January course on women writers of the 1920s with Elizabeth’s masterpiece Vera, which is promising to be a treat. She is going to discuss von Arnim in the good company of Elizabeth Bowen, Agatha Christie and Syliva Townsend Warner. You can book here.