CANCELLED: Book at Lunchtime: Shipwreck in French Renaissance Writing: The Direful Spectacle

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PLEASE NOTE: This event is CANCELLED. It will be rescheduled. We apologise for the inconvenience. 


Join us for the TORCH Book at Lunchtime event on Shipwreck in French Renaissance Writing: The Direful Spectacle by Dr Jennifer Oliver. The event will begin with a free lunch at 12:30pm, with the discussion 1pm-2pm.

Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held fortnightly during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. The events are free to attend and open to all.

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About the book:

Jennifer Oliver examines a range of literary works with strong intertextual links and focuses on materiality and embodied responses to shipwreck. She traces an increasingly strong theatrical aspect to shipwreck texts. Oliver features well-known texts by writers including Rabelais, Ronsard, and Montaigne alongside the works of less familiar authors and Identifies a mini-genre of books popular in France in the early sixteenth century.


Panel includes:

Professor Katheirne Ibbett

Professor Andrew Kahn

Professor Zoltán Biedermann