Tuesday 3 November, 18.00-20.00 Diffracting Dante’s Paradiso: Transformation, Identity, and the Form of Desire
Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus
Manuele Gragnolati (Professor of Italian, Paris IV-Sorbonne) will give a talk inspired by Donna Haraway’s concept of “diffractive reading”, which proposes to read Dante’s Paradiso through texts by twentieth-century authors Pier Paolo Pasolini and Elsa Morante, who have confronted Dante, either directly or obliquely, from a queer and feminine/feminist position.
Wednesday 21 October, 18.00-19.30 Arts & Humanities Festival: Fabricating pharmaceuticals from the Medieval Medicine Cabinet River Room, King’s Building, Strand Campus
Christina Lee (Associate Professor of English, University of Nottingham) and Freya Harrison (Research Fellow, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of Nottingham) will discuss infection from a different angle, by looking at medieval remedies to approach a very modern problem. This discussion will be chaired by Dionysios Stathakopoulos (Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London).