26th May 2020 by

Page Breaks: The Language of Kindness, with Prof David James

On Thu 4 June, Professor David James will be joining us to talk through his recent work on medical memoirs, and the intersections of life-writing, activism, and personal confession. David is keen to discuss the questions he’s still grappling with, and is curious to hear how we’ll respond to the extract for this week, from Christie Watson’s The Language of Kindness.

Time and Place:


Christie Watson, from The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story (Chatto & Windus, 2018). (PDF)

Trigger warning: this material describes the death of Watson’s father to cancer.

Note: You will need a password to access PDFs. Please contact t.johnson@bham.ac.uk and/or d.butchard@bham.ac.uk for details, or to let us know if you have any difficulty accessing the readings.

About the Postgraduate Seminar:

This is an informal weekly reading group within the Department of English Literature. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits and you are very welcome.

Page Breaks: Postgraduate Seminar in English Literature