Fri 31 March 2023 at 6.00 pm
Literary Cats - event at Oxford Literary Festival
Taking Place: Weston Lecture Theatre, Bodleian Library
Judith Robinson and Scott Pack uncover the indelible imprint that cats have left on the literary world over the centuries.
This event at the Oxford Literary Festival features such famous literary cats as as Puss in Boots, Tom Kitten, Pangur Bán, the Cheshire Cat, Macavity, Pluto, Bob the street cat, as well as lesser known felines such as Homer, the cat with no eyes. They explore the role of cats in different literary genres and look at some real-life cats owned by the likes of Edgar Allen Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Patricia Highsmith and Muriel Spark. There are also narrator cats and cat companions from Japan, Eastern Europe, France, Greece, Germany and Finland.
Judith Robinson is a senior lecturer at Bath Spa University’s Business School. Scott Pack is editor-at-large at Eye and Lightning Books. He was formerly head buyer at Waterstones and a senior editor at Harper Collins. He is also an Associate Lecturer in Publishing at Oxford Brookes University. The event is chaired by Professor Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing at Oxford Brookes University.