Beatriz Lopez – Muriel Spark and Deceptive Sound Technologies

From Durham University’s ‘Late Summer Lectures’ series, September 2020.

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Beatriz Lopez – Muriel Spark and the Scrambler Telephone

Beatriz Lopez explores Spark’s wartime use of a secure telephone and considers the device’s later disturbing reappearance in her novel The Hothouse by the East River (1973) and The Abbess of Crewe (1974).

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This talk was given at the  Crossed Lines Telepoetics symposium in May 2020. You can read a shorter version of the talk on our blog here.