Liberty and Liberalism in Early Twentieth-Century England: Hobhouse and Forster


Primarily via a reading of L. T. Hobhouse's “Liberalism” and E. M. Forster's “Howard's End,” this conference explored the possibilities and limitations of liberalism as they were conceptualized in England at the beginning of the twentieth century.


Conference Readings

Forster, E. M. Howards End. London: Penguin Classics, 2000.

Forster, E. M. Two Cheers for Democracy. Harcourt: Arnold, 1951.

Hobhouse, L. T. Liberalism and Other Writings. Edited by James Meadowcroft. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994.