1st March 2017, 12 – 1.15pm

Oxford Saïd is pleased to welcome Ben Morgan back to the School on Wednesday 1 March as part of our Engaging with the Humanities series. Dr Morgan will explore how Shakespeare’s plays show the way communities – national, political and domestic – form, survive and collapse.

Hell, as Sartre tells us, is other people; but we must still live with them. Focussing on the texts of Twelfth Night and The Tempest, the talk will explore the unstable role played by alcohol – which inspires amity and enmity in equal, mystifying measure – in Shakespeare’s vision of the convivial. Drama in London began partly in the gardens of taverns and Professor Morgan will look at the fears surrounding the communities formed in taverns and ale-houses in the early modern period, and the way Shakespeare depicts those communities as sources of rebellion, celebration and carnival in his plays. Registration will open at 12pm with lunch served from 12-12.15pm, the talk beginning promptly at 12.15pm and conclude by 1.15pm. Registration is essential so please click 'Register' above to confirm your attendance. About the speaker Dr Ben Morgan is Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford. Registration Please remember that registration is required to attend this event. The seminar is open for anyone to attend and will take place at Saïd Business School. Please note that filming, live streaming and photography will be taking place during this event. By entering and participating you are giving your permission to be recorded and for the School to use the media in the future.

For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/engaging-with-the-humanities-ben-morgan-registration-30843833737

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