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John Cleland, Kingston's Best-Known, Least Understood Pornographer?

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Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm

John Cleland, Kingston's Best-Known, Least Understood Pornographer?

John Cleland, the author of Fanny Hill or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure ('the lewdest thing I ever read', Thomas Sherlock, Archbishop of Canterbury) was born in Kingston upon Thames. Professor Norma Clarke considers Cleland's life and writings and asks: is Cleland's protagonist really a woman, or are the memoirs of pleasure in fact those of man?

Speaker: Professor Norma Clarke, Kingston University

Date and Time: Saturday 29 June 11.30am - 1pm

Venue: Room 0001, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus
Prices: Tickets £5, concessions £3, free to Kingston University staff and alumni

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