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VIRTUAL: IAS Covid-19 Workshops — Session 3: Narratives of the Virus

14 June 2021, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

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This is the last in a series of three workshops exploring different perspectives on the coronavirus pandemic. In this session, scholars from the arts and humanities examine narratives of illness past and present. Speakers: Dr Emily Baker (UCL), Professor Mark Geller (UCL), Dr Rashmi Varma (University of Warwick). Organiser: Phiroze Vasunia

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Dr Emily Baker , Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Latin American Studies, SELCS, UCL - Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ and Covid-19 in High Inequality Countries: Castellated Abbeys, Immunity, Thanatopolitics

Professor Mark Geller, Jewish Chronicle Professor of Jewish Studies, Hebrew & Jewish Studies, UCL - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure:  ‘contagion’ in the ancient world

Dr Rashmi Varma, Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick - Cities on Edge: Rethinking Urban Space after Covid-19

Organiser: Phiroze Vasunia


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