Dr Giles Fraser Lecture: The Bible, philosophy and politics: Translation and transformation
Thursday, March 13th, 17:00-18:00, Roberts G08 Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre.
Open to all UCL Staff and students
UCL English Department is delighted to announce that Dr. Giles Fraser has agreed to lecture on revolution and the Bible. Dr. Fraser is a writer, presenter and priest in the Church of England. He was the Canon Chancellor of St. Paul's Cathedral from 2009, until his resignation in 2011 over the Church’s decision to evict the Occupy movement, camped on the cathedral steps. He is a regular contributor to Radio 4’s Today programme and Thought for the Day, a panellist on the Moral Maze, and he writes a weekly column for the Saturday Guardian. In 2012, he was voted Stonewall Hero of the Year for his outspoken support of lesbian and gay inclusion within the church. Until 2006, he was the chaplain and a lecturer in philosophy at Wadham College, Oxford and is the author of Redeeming Nietzsche: The Piety of Unbelief, on which he wrote his doctoral thesis.
His talk: “The Bible,
philosophy and politics: Translation and transformation” will explore
the impact of the King James Bible on revolutionary ideas and rhetoric, in the
seventeenth century and today. Dr. Fraser will also reflect on UCL’s
founding principles of secularism and religious inclusion.
UCL English Department is delighted to announce that it will
host a visit by Dr Laura Tosi of Università Ca'
Foscari, Venice, who has been awarded an International Teaching Excellence
Bursary. Dr Tosi has published widely on Shakespeare and Renaissance
drama, with a special interest in gender and adaptation. She is the co-editor
of 'Visions of Venice in Shakespeare' (2011) and 'Representations of Elizabeth
I in Early Modern Culture' (2011). Her current research is on British
children's literature, especially adaptations of Shakespeare for children.
Dr Tosi will speak on the following occasions:
2-4pm, Wed 19 March, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, UCL: Shakespeare and Venice (lecture)
2-4pm, Wed 26 March, Foster Court 235, UCL: 'I could a tale unfold...': Adaptations of Shakespeare’s 'Hamlet' for children (seminar)
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