Talks

Talks

I have given a number of talks on literary themes. Here is a selection of PDF's that you can download: a Lent talk for BBC Radio 4 that compares the story of the Passion to detective fiction; my professorial lecture about boredom given at Bath Spa University; a piece on Virginia Woolf that starts with the last thing she wrote (“I began to hear voices”); a talk on David Hume's short account of his life: “The Art of Dying Well” given at the National Library of Scotland; and an essay on music and silence commissioned by Joanna MacGregor for Dartington Summer School.