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TS ELIOT MEMORIAL LECTURE: Dame Marina Warner DBE, FRSL, FBA

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 18.30

Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 - Grimond Building, Canterbury campus

The TS Eliot Memorial Lecture is a long-standing annual event in the collegiate calendar since its conception in 1967. The academic year of 2017-18 will mark Eliot’s 50th anniversary as a University of Kent college, so this year’s lecture will be a perfect way to begin the anniversary countdown!

The Master of Eliot is delighted to present Dame Marina Warner DBE, FRSL, FBA as the speaker and guest of honour for the TS Eliot Memorial Lecture for 2017.

'What place is this, what land, what quarter of the globe?': The compass of story in dislocated times.

Against the background of the current refugee crisis, Marina Warner will look at migrating stories, from myths of Troy to Eliot's uses of Christian legend, tracing the compass bearings they offer.

 

Dame Marina Warner

Dame Marina Warner DBE, FRSL, FBA is a British novelist, short story writer, historian, mythographer and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birbeck, University of London. She has written for many publications including The Telegraph, Sunday Times, The London Review of Books, the New Statesman and Vogue.

 

 

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