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UCL Roberts Building
Malet Place

Look for the Waterstone’s bookshop on the corner of Gower Street and Torrington Place. We are opposite that in the orange building with big glass windows.

Some events take place at The UCL Art Museum and The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

Welfare, Literature and the Body: Nordic Perspectives

Date: May 12, 2013
Time: 2pm - 3pm
Location: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Welfare (senior citizens)

This panel discussion and Q&A explores the welfare state in the Nordic countries, focusing on how literary fiction has functioned as a space in which ideas about society, justice, welfare and well-being could be debated and developed.

Of special interest is the human body: how have Scandinavian novels, poems, plays and even films represented the body – male or female, healthy or sick, infant or aging, working or playing – as  building, challenging, and benefiting from the welfare state?

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