For our first podcast of 2020 I’m with Dr Nathan Waddell. We’re talking about how myths about Beethoven’s life influenced writers including Virginia Woolf, Rebecca West, and Dorothy Richardson in the early twentieth century.
Dr Nathan Waddell is a Senior Lecturer in Early Twentieth-Century and Modernist Literature in the Department of English Literature at the University of Birmingham. He is the author of Moonlighting: Beethoven and Literary Modernism (Oxford University Press, 2019), Modernist Nowheres: Politics and Utopia in Early Modernist Writing, 1900-1920 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and Modern John Buchan: A Critical Introduction (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009). He has edited The Cambridge Companion to ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2020) and co-edited volumes of essays on Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Wyndham Lewis, musicality, and utopianism.
The theme tune is ‘Dusty Rag’ by May Aufderheide. Performed by Joanna Goldstein for Centaur Records. This podcast is licensed by PRS for Music (www.prsformusic.com).
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