SYMPOSIUM: G. K. Chesterton and the Paradox of the City
22 September 2011
G. K. Chesterton’s writing about London bristles with a sense of the contradictions endemic to urban life and, perhaps as a result, it is stimulatingly difficult to pin down politically or in terms of the history of ideas. Cities inspired some of his most apposite and illuminating comments about modernity but also provoked many of his most problematic and reactionary pronouncements. This symposium, on 22 September 2011, held at University College London, where Chesterton was briefly a reluctant student, is hosted by the City Centre, UCL English Department’s cross-disciplinary urban research forum. ‘G. K Chesterton and the Paradox of the City’ will mark the 75th anniversary of the author’s death by exploring the complex role of the urban in his work.
This event is free-of-charge, and is funded by the UCL English Department. Please contact Dr. Matthew Beaumont firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve a place.