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Lara Feigel

Free Woman: Life, Liberation and Doris Lessing

Lara Feigel Interviewed by Margie Orford

Saturday, 24 March 2018

12:00pm

1 hour

Lincoln College: Oakeshott Room

£7 - £12.50

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Literary critic and cultural historian Dr Lara Feigel explains how her intense exploration of the life and works of Doris Lessing was sparked by the realisation that the author captured perfectly her experiences as a writer, woman and mother.

Feigel’s book on Lessing is part personal memoir, part biography and part literary criticism. She says that at a time when she was dissatisfied with the constraints she felt she and her generation blindly accepted, Lessing offered an enticing vision of freedom.

Feigel is a senior lecturer in English at King’s College London specialising in the 1930s and the Second World War. She is also author of The Bitter Taste of Victory: Life, Love and Art in the Ruins of the Reich, and reviews for the Guardian and Observer.

Here she talks to journalist and crime fiction writer Margie Orford.

This event is part of a series on women in society sponsored by HSBC.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer