Maureen Duffy at 80: In Times Like These
'DUFFY DAY' MEDIA ARCHIVE - KING'S COLLEGE LONDON - 6 DECEMBER 2013
Header image: Maureen Duffy
Hear from Duffy Day attendees: Anne Clements, Clare Lees, John Stokes and Jill Gardiner all share their reflections.
Vox pops were recorded in situ - so you also hear some King’s College London background noise!
With thanks to Alex Belsey, Clare Brant and Nia Hughes for recording the vox pops.
Below you can watch two videos made on Duffy Day 2013.
The first video is a recording of the evening ‘poetry’ panel. Chaired by Maggie Gee, speakers Alan Brownjohn, Ruth O'Callaghan, Ruth Fainlight and David Constantaine all discuss Duffy's influence and give readings from her poetry.
The second video features Duffy Day attendees who offer their reflections on the event, share Maureen Duffy's impact on their own scholarship, art, profession, activism and teaching and send their 80th birthday well-wishes.
The second video was filmed by Nia Hughes.
Sections and Chapters
Duffy and King's introduction
Finding Maureen Duffy in the Archives
King's in Maureen Duffy's time
Christine Kenyon Jones
Kings, and Queens, Histories in Fact and Fiction
Clare A. Lees
Panel Summary: the city as a space for new possibilities
Writing, Rites, and Rights
A Window for Maureen Duffy
Fighting and Writing introduction
Duffy and the European Writers' Congress
An 80th Birthday Honorific Speech
Memories of the German Writers' Union
For Maureen Duffy, Poiêtes