Transatlantic style: the ocean liner and the “international set”

Tuesday 14th November

4 University Gardens, Room

Hello everyone,

Those of you who attended our launch in September and our workshop yesterday will remember mention of another exciting talk that we have lined up for this season. On Tuesday 14th November, Glasgow University’s very own Dr. Faye Hammill will be presenting ‘Transatlantic style: the ocean liner and the “international set.”’ Ahead of the talk we have some more information about this fantastic topic, along with a short bio of our speaker:

“I mean I always love a ship and I really love the Majestic because you would not know it was a ship because it is just like being at the Ritz.” Lorelei Lee, heroine of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, gives us a perfect description of the globalised style that began to emerge during the golden age of liner travel. Loos was part of the ‘international set’ – a loose grouping of prominent society and artistic figures, who met one another frequently on voyages and in fashionable resorts during the interwar years. The talk will introduce the hostesses of this set – such as the British Syrie Maugham and the American Elsa Maxwell – as well as the authors, performers and artists who attended their parties. It will explore the development of “transatlantic style” in the literary, visual and musical forms of the era. Continue reading “Transatlantic style: the ocean liner and the “international set””

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Our Edith Wharton writing competition is now over and we look forward to revealing the winning entries on Wednesday, at the Edith Wharton Workshop. Hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

The TLW Team.

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Thank you so much to those of you who turned up for our launch last week! It was fantastic to see so many of you, and we look forward to many more events in the future, starting with our Edith Wharton workshop on Wednesday 4 October.

Our sixth podcast is here. Tune in for short talks on Nella Larsen, Claudia Rankine, Rosalía de Castro, and Clarice Lispector, as well as an exclusive interview with Carly Brown. Carly and Wheezy Whispers’ Mark Cunningham discuss creativity and the role of workshops for writers and artists. Enjoy!

As ever, we are very thankful to Jamie Loggie and Mark Cunningham for all their hard work. If you are curious about any of the writers mentioned in this and last week’s podcast episodes, don’t forget our transatlantic reading list, for suggestions of books and poems to check out.

This week, we also say welcome to a new team member: meet Margarida Cadima, who will be helping us to organize the series from now on, and has already created a fabulous Edith Wharton quiz.

All best wishes,

The TLW Team.

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Dear all,

Episode 5 is now ready for you to enjoy! This week, you can listen to the first half of our workshop ‘YOUR Transatlantic Literary Woman’, in which some participants and TLW members made a case for their favorite transatlantic writer.

We also hope that you’ll join us tomorrow, as we kick off season 2 with an event dedicated to ‘Spanglish’ (the blend of English and Spanish) and transatlantic colonialism. There’ll be free drinks and nibbles, entertaining talks, and all are welcome as usual!

Last but not least, for this new season, we decided to treat you with a full autumn makeover. Enjoy, and see you all tomorrow!

The TLW Team.

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Best wishes,

The TLW Team.

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The TLW Podcast: Episode 3 is here!

Dear all,

How are you enjoying the TLW podcast so far? After Melanie Dawson’s talk on age and modernity in last week’s episode, we present you our third podcast episode, dedicated to Professor Gary Totten’s talk on African American women writers Jessie Redmon Fauset  and Ida B. Wells. Both women travelled to Europe and used their transatlantic experience to inform their travel writing, which challenged negative stereotypes about African American populations, at a time of increased racial violence. This week, we listen to Gary talking about his research on their work, and then to an interview with TLW’s attendee and Edith Wharton specialist Anna Girling. Enjoy!

Best wishes,

The TLW team.