The Anthony Burgess Century: Dr Stephen Rogers

"Anthony Burgess was one of the most important writers of the last one hundred years, with a worldwide reputation as a versatile novelist, a composer, critic and journalist. The Times said ‘Burgess is arguably one of the most gifted novelists in English’. In this course, we shall explore Burgess’s varied output as well as examining more closely two of his famous novels, A Clockwork Orange (1962) and Earthly Powers (1980). The critic Malcolm Bradbury said Burgess was ‘the great post-modern storehouse of British writing’, and we will attempt to understand what he meant by that; and discover what his legacy has been."

Tutor: Dr Stephen Rogers

"Dr Stephen Rogers is a writer, researcher and lecturer. He has held posts at the universities of Nottingham and Sussex, and was part of the team responsible for the Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines (2009-13). He has presented papers in Italy, France and the United States; and, most recently, at the Rothermere American Institute in Oxford. His publications include a number of essays on Ford Madox Ford and modernist magazines, as well as selections from the poems of Harold Monro and William Collins for the Greville Press. He is also a member of the REC Board of Directors’. "