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Christopher Isherwood settled in Los Angeles in 1939 and would live there for the rest of his life. This was the definitive act in Isherwood’s effort to reimagine himself, his spirituality, his personal freedom, and his place in the modern world. International scholars explore the significance of memoir, film, and biography in order to reconstruct Isherwood’s place in contemporary culture and literary history.

“My Self in a Transitional State” Isherwood in California The Huntington

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Christopher Isherwood settled in Los Angeles in 1939 and would live there for the rest of his life. This was the definitive act in Isherwood’s effort to reimagine himself, his spirituality, his personal freedom, and his place in the modern world. International scholars explore the significance of memoir, film, and biography in order to reconstruct Isherwood’s place in contemporary culture and literary history.

    Welcoming Remarks by Steve Hindle

    Welcoming Remarks by Steve Hindle

    Steve Hindle welcomes participants and attendees to the "My Self in a Transitional State" Isherwood in California" conference, held at the Huntington Library on November 13–14, 2015. Hindle is the W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research at The Huntington.

    • 15 min
    Opening Remarks by Sue Hodson and James Berg

    Opening Remarks by Sue Hodson and James Berg

    Sue Hodson and James Berg deliver the the opening remarks to the "My Self in a Transitional State" Isherwood in California" conference, held at the Huntington Library on November 13–14, 2015. Hodson is Curator, Literary Manuscripts at The Huntington. Berg is Dean, Arts and Sciences at College of the Desert.

    • 8 min
    Isherwood as Travel Writer

    Isherwood as Travel Writer

    Lisa Colletta discusses "Isherwood as Travel Writer." Colletta is Full Professor of English Literature and Director of the Communication and English Program at the American University of Rome. This lecture was included in the session titled, "Reconsidering Isherwood in the 1950s and ‘60s."

    • 40 min
    Re-assessing the Context of “The World in the Evening”; or, Literary History is Not History

    Re-assessing the Context of “The World in the Evening”; or, Literary History is Not History

    Robert Caserio discusses "Re-assessing the Context of "The World in the Evening"; or, Literary History is Not History." Caserio is Professor of English at The Pennsylvania State University. This lecture was included in the session titled, "Reconsidering Isherwood in the 1950s and ‘60s."

    • 40 min
    Isherwood’s “Jolly Corner” in “Down There on a Visit” : The Christopher Who Was Encounters the Christopher Who Might Have Been”

    Isherwood’s “Jolly Corner” in “Down There on a Visit” : The Christopher Who Was Encounters the Christopher Who Might Have Been”

    Carola M. Kaplan discusses "Isherwood’s “Jolly Corner” in “Down There on a Visit” : The Christopher Who Was Encounters the Christopher Who Might Have Been”. Kaplan is Professor of English Emerita, California State University, Pomona. This lecture was included in the session titled, "Reconsidering Isherwood in the 1950s and ‘60s."

    • 31 min
    In Search of a Spiritual Home: Christopher Isherwood and Vedanta

    In Search of a Spiritual Home: Christopher Isherwood and Vedanta

    Bidhan Roy discusses "In Search of a Spiritual Home: Christopher Isherwood and Vedanta”. Roy is Professor of English at California State University, Los Angeles. This lecture was included in the session titled, "Isherwood and the Spiritual Life."

    • 36 min

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