SPECIAL DOUBLE EVENT:
INCLUDING: Catherine Fox: The Lindchester Chronicles
Academic and author Catherine Fox is best known for her Lindchester trilogy, chronicling the life and characters of a fictional diocese in today’s Church of England.
“Catherine Fox's glorious Lindchester series is the twenty-first-century answer to Trollope's Barchester – but Trollope was never so funny, so fundamentally kind, or so mischievously attentive to grace.” - Francis Spufford, author of Golden Hill.
Dr Catherine Fox is a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, and academic director of The Manchester Writing School. As Catherine Fox, she is author of seven novels that explore themes of the spiritual and the physical with insight and humour. She will tell us more about her writing and the captivating, funny and all too human world of the church in Lindchester.
AND: Anglican Women Novelists: from Charlotte Brontë to P.D. James.
With Judith Maltby and Alison Shell
What do the novelists Charlotte Brontë, Charlotte M. Yonge, Rose Macaulay, Dorothy L. Sayers, Barbara Pym, Iris Murdoch and P.D. James all have in common? These women, and others, were inspired to write fiction through their relationship with the Church of England.
In discussion with Dr Catherine Wilcox, the Revd Canon Dr Judith Maltby and Professor Alison Shell will explore Anglicanism through these writers fiction and their fiction through their Anglicanism. The work of these authors covers a range of literary genres, from life-writing and whodunnits through social comedy, children's books and supernatural fiction. Spanning writers from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, they testify both to the developments in Anglicanism over the past two centuries and the changing roles of women within the Church of England and wider society.