Consigned to Memory: The Archive of Hope Mirrlees

Brown Bag Lunch Talk
April 5, Monday
12:30 to 1:45 PM

Sandeep Parmar, CSGS Visiting Scholar
Hope Mirrlees’ (1887-1978) psychogeographical long poem Paris (published by the Hogarth Press in 1920) is a prime example of modernist writing that predates (and perhaps influenced) T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. This talk will consider some previously unacknowledged sources of influence for Paris, which emerge from an analysis of Mirrlees’ archive at Cambridge. I will also briefly address revelations from Mirrlees’ papers and how they relate to her literary legacy, its rehabilitation and ongoing questions about her sexuality.
41-51 East 11th Street, Room 709
between University Place and Broadway
(wheelchair access at 85-87 University Place, between 11th and 12th Streets)
Part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series — bring your own lunch and we’ll provide beverages and dessert!
This event is free and open to the public.  Venue is wheelchair accessible.  If you need sign language interpretation services or other accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible.
For more information, please call CSGS at 212-992-9540 or email