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Was George Orwell’s wife his forgotten collaborator on one of the most famous books in the world? This Essay from New Generation Thinker Lisa Mullen takes a new look at Animal Farm from the perspective of the smart and resourceful Eileen Blair – and uncovers a hidden story about sex, fertility, and the politics of women’s work. Why are some contributions less equal than others?
Lisa Mullen is Steven Isenberg Junior Research Fellow at Worcester College, University of Oxford. In March 2019 her book Mid-century gothic: uncanny objects in British literature and culture after the Second World War is being published.
Come and hear this recording of an episode of BBC Radio 3’s The Essay with a chance to ask questions about the topic.
New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to select ten academics each year who can turn their research into radio.
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- Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Friday 15 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Friday 1 March.
- Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
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- Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.
Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival
Welcome to the Free Thinking Festival from BBC Radio 3. All weekend here at Sage Gateshead we’re gathering together a throng of talented individuals to wrestle, debate and celebrate the theme of this year’s festival: Emotion. Whether it’s the angry turn in contemporary politics,...