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Eccles Centre Summer Scholars Series: ‘How to Blow Up an Oil Rig’/’Reading Don DeLillo in the Archives’

August 19, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Summer Scholars

When Mondays and Fridays from 4 July – 26 August, 12.30-14.00
Where Check individual listing for room location
Price Free, no booking required

The Eccles Centre sponsors numerous Visiting Fellowships and Postgraduate Research Awards each year. The Summer Scholars programme highlights the work that they have done during their residency in the British Library, bringing the latest research related to the North Americas collections to a public audience.

FRIDAY 19 AUGUST The Centre for Conservation Foyle Room
How to Blow Up an Oil Rig…
Harry Whitehead’s third novel concerns the oil business. Big subject, overwhelming research. So when to go ‘shallow’, when ‘deep’? And just how do you blow…?

Reading Don DeLillo in the Archives
Rebecca Harding shares how the materials in the British Library’s collections have helped her to see beyond common critical frameworks in her research, a study of the role of the body in the fiction of Don DeLillo.


August 19, 2016
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


Eccles Centre for American Studies
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Centre for Conservation, Foyle Room
British Library NW1 2DB United Kingdom + Google Map