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Shakespeare Society relaunch

Univ Shakespeare EventUniv’s literary society, the Shakespeare Society, is set to relaunch this month on Monday 25 November at 5.15pm in the Master’s Lodgings.

There will be one meeting each term, featuring a talk from an invited speaker followed by a buffet dinner. Despite the Society’s name the talks will not usually be on Shakespeare. Instead, they will cover a wide range of topics relating to literature, and often look on connections between literature and contemporary events.

Professor Helen Barr will be speaking on “The Refugee Tales Project: Re-imagining the Language of Borders” for the first meeting. The Refugee Tales Project campaigns against UK immigration rules, which currently allow the Government to detain people indefinitely. In her research, Professor Barr is currently looking at queer blood in medieval Canterbury, pursuing connections between Chaucer and early modern drama and poetry.

Soft drinks will be served in the Master’s Lodgings from 5.15pm, with Professor Barr’s talk beginning at 5.30pm. There will then be a buffet dinner in the Alington Room.

The event is free, and open to all members of the College community, but if you wish to attend you must RSVP to univshakespearesociety@gmail.com by 14 November to register for the talk and confirm whether you will also be attending the dinner. Please specify any dietary requirements.

Find out more about the Refugee Tales Project on their website.

Published: 14 November 2019

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