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A Talk by Yui Kajita
Walter de la Mare and Thomas Hardy’
Monday, 26th November 2018 at 6.45 pm
This autumn’s event will take place at another new venue. It is:
The London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL
(the Enitharmon Gallery, now usually closed, is nearby): down from Great Russell Street,
opposite the British Museum. The nearest underground stations are Russell Square and Holborn.
Tickets are £10.00 Drinks and refreshments will be provided
Yui Kajita is completing her PhD at the University of Cambridge, working on the poetry and
prose of Thomas Hardy and Walter de la Mare. Her thesis explores the reciprocal echoes between
their works, with particular attention to ghostly sounds, imagining the unknown, and experiences
of reading and writing.
She recently won first place for the Thomas Hardy Association Student
Essay Prize for ‘Hardy’s Questioning’, published in The Hardy Review; and her article, ‘Ghostly
Sensations in Walter de
la Mare’s Texts: Reading the Body as a Haunted House’, has appeared in English Literature
in Transition: 1880-1920. She also co-organized ‘Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956:
“a voice which has no fellow”’, the international conference held in Cambridge on 20th and 21st September, which gathered de la Mare enthusiasts from across the world. Members will have this opportunity to hear news from Yui about the conference, and to ask her about the talks and
discussions that took place.
included in magazines, among them, Poetry Review, PN Review,