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Lost & Found: Mapping European Literary London

25 October 2023‚Äď31 May 2024, 10:00 am‚Äď5:30 pm

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Lost & Found: Mapping European Literary London, is open in the South Cloisters, exploring the relationship between London and European writers through the ages.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Olivia Scher

Location

South Cloisters
South Wing
Gower Street
London
WC1E6BT

For centuries, writers have come to London from across Europe and beyond ‚Äď as honoured guests and anonymous aliens; tourists and refugees; students and wanderers.¬†

In the squalid slums of the East End, in the glitter and glamour of Belgravia, in the unspoilt expanse of Hampstead Heath, these writers lose ‚Äď and find - themselves. Their encounters with the city leave a mark: on the writer, on their work and, sometimes, on London itself.

‚ÄėLost & Found‚Äô uncovers these literary traces, revealing a Europe and a London of the imagination. Featuring the writings of Hans Christian Andersen, Giacomo Casanova,¬†Joseph Conrad, Ananda Devi,¬†Simonetta Agnello Hornby and many others.

The exhibition draws on an¬†¬†developed by the¬†¬“¬◊–„ European Institute, the¬†Faculty of Arts and Humanities¬†and the¬†Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, with contributions from across the ¬“¬◊–„ community.

Explore London through the eyes of European writers through the ages, and reflect on the city as a place where journeys intersect; where people and cultures meet and are transformed.

Attend our exhibition launch

Find out more about the European Literary Map project

Partners and supporters

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  • EUNIC London ¬†
  • European Literature Network
  • The Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom¬†
  • Jean Monnet Actions under the EU's Erasmus+ Programme¬†

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