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Lawrence Among the Women

THIS EXHIBITION TOOK PLACE IN 2007 D.H. Lawrence is celebrated for his writing about women in poetry and fiction. This exhibition shows how his own life was profoundly marked by relationships with strong and sensitive women, particularly those who were loved by him in the formative years leading up to his departure from England in 1919. The display draws on the University's collections to explore the significance of his mother Lydia; sisters Ada and Emily; sweetheart Jessie Chambers; fiancee Louie Burrows; fellow schoolteacher Helen Corke; and Frieda von Richthofen Weekley, the woman Lawrence married in 1914. LUNCHTIME TALKS (free) 1-2pm Performing Arts Workshop Please book your place in advance by calling the Box Office on 0115 846 7777. Wednesday 15 August LAWRENCE AMONG THE WOMEN Professor Keith Cushman (guest curator) will discuss the themes of the exhibition. Wednseday 19 September LAWRENCE IN HIS LETTERS Professor Keith Sagar (D.H. Lawrence Centre) will look at the variety of voices Lawrence adopted in writing about the women in his life. Wednesday 17 October LAWRENCE AMONG THE MODERN WOMEN Dr Fiona Becket (University of Leeds) will discuss how Lawrence's writing has been received by women writers and critics since the celebrated 'Chatterley Trial' of 1960. Wednesday 14 November MEETING FRIEDA Professor John Worthen (D.H. Lawrence Centre), will discuss the significance of Frieda Lawrence in the writer's life and work. The exhibition has been organised in parallel with the DH Lawrence International Conference (16 - 21 August 2007) and the East wood D.H Lawrence Festival (August & September 2007) For Weston Gallery opening hours please go to 'Booking Info'.