Speaking about Stuart Hood

An international conference was discussing the life and work of Stuart Hood (1915-2011). Highlighting Hood’s experiences fighting with the Italian Resistance in the Second World War, contributors spoke about Hood’s multi-faceted post-war achievements: as a broadcaster who presided over a period of unprecedented creativity at the BBC; as one of the founding figures of media studies; as the translator of over 40 works from Italian, German, French and Russian; and as the author of the acclaimed war memoir, Pebbles from my Skull, as well as eight well-received novels.

Speakers included David Johnson (The Open University), David Hutchison (Glasgow Caledonian University), Terry Brotherstone (Aberdeen University), Hilary Horrocks, Nick Havely (York University), Haim Bresheeth (SOAS), Robert Lumley (University College London), Stephen Watts, Stefan Howald (buecherraumf, Zürich), Alan Riach (Glasgow University), Phil Cooke (University of Strathclyde), with closing remarks by Anne Hood.

The conference was on the 26th of January 2021, and you can hear the full ninety minutes via this link:


Organised by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London

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