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In her inaugural lecture, Professor Lee explores the history of women's reading, in particular the reading of women writers of the twentieth century who did much of their early reading at home. She traces the importance of the place of reading in the childhood memory of such writers - a place which may be secret and hidden and may exist in antagonism to, as well as under ...more
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Hermione Lee grew up in London and was educated at Oxford. She began her academic career as a lecturer at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va (Instructor, 1970-1971) and at Liverpool University (Lecturer, 1971-1977). She taught at the University of York from 1977, where over twenty years she was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, and Professor of English Literature. From ...more
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