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Special Pride Month Event: Who was Radclyffe Hall?

June 17, 2019

It’s Pride month and to celebrate Housmans has partnered up with Lon-art to organise a special event on LGBTQ+ icon and author Radclyffe Hall. Expert Jana Funke from the University of Exeter will be at the shop on July 22 to discuss Hall’s controversial novel The Well of Loneliness.

Jana will show why the novel needs to be seen as part of both lesbian, trans and bisexual history and explain why it’s such a divisive and controversial piece of work, in part due to its use of sexological ideas and racist and classist elements.

The talk will also explore Hall’s work beyond The Well of Loneliness to give people a sense of her ambitions and interests as a writer beyond this single novel. 

Get your tickets here!