Literature: Joe Darlington – Terrorist Novels of the 1970s
- Thu 12 Jul 2018
- 7:00 pm
A talk and Q&A session to celebrate the launch of Joseph Darlington’s new book, ‘British Terrorist Novels of the 1970s’. Subjects may include weaponised topiary, some very Angry hippies and bomb-carrying blackbirds.
The book discusses British novels published during the 1970s which feature terrorists either as main characters or a major plot points. The focus on terrorism’s literary depiction provides insight into the politics of the decade. The book analyses texts from Gerald Seymour, Anthony Burgess, V.S. Naipaul, Graham Greene, Doris Lessing, B.S. Johnson, Tom Sharpe, and Eric Ambler, among others.
Joseph Darlington is Programme Leader for BA(Hons) Digital Animation with Illustration at Futureworks Media School. His completed a PhD in 2014 on British experimental novelists, was awarded a Harry Ransom Fellowship and is co-editor of BSJ: The B.S. Johnson Journal. He has published widely on literature, culture and technology.
Free entry – no need to book.