Evelyn Waugh researchers launch website hub for Complete Works project

Posted by ap507 at Jun 12, 2014 04:35 PM |
Public will gain access to huge range of resources on the acclaimed author as part of project to publish his complete works, co-led by University of Leicester
Evelyn Waugh researchers launch website hub for Complete Works project

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A team of researchers from our School of English have their work cut out for them over the next few years. Between now and 2022, they will help piece together everything ever written by acclaimed author Evelyn Waugh.

This week, the team will launch a site which will act as a hub for the project as well as a public portal where book lovers will be able to find out more about the author than ever before.

The website will accompany The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project – a scholarly edition which seeks to publish every piece of writing or art work by Waugh.

Professor Martin Stannard, of the School of English, is Co-Executive Editor on the project, which is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and will be published by Oxford University Press between 2016 and 2022.

The website will at first include online collections of reviews, links to archive catalogues, and publications from the Evelyn Waugh Society.  An updated digitised bibliography will be added later. The full programme of public events relating to the Complete Works project – including school study days, conferences and book club sessions being held in the city – will also be posted.

The website will host an open forum in which users can discuss Evelyn Waugh and his work. Crucially, it will provide a platform for the public to come forward with any lost pieces of writing of Waugh’s which could feed through to the edition.

The researchers are, for instance, appealing for the public’s help with identifying the writers of letters or notes sent to Waugh which do not contain the full name of the writer, and in tracking down people referred to in Waugh’s writings – such as pupils he taught while working as a schoolmaster.

Anyone who suspects their grandfather was a “Bill” or “Harry” referred to will be able to come forward and contact the research team directly via the site.

Readers can find the website for themselves here from 13 June 2014.

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