MSt tutor Jenny Lewis speaks at opening of Anglo-Iraqi Studies Centre (AISC) in London

With Dr. Salah Al-Timimi, Iraqi Ambassador to UK

With Ambassador Dr. Salah Al-Timimi

With AISC manager, Nadeem Al-Abdalla

With AISC manager, Nadeem Al-Abdalla

On 23rd January, MSt tutor Jenny Lewis was a guest speaker at the the opening of the new Anglo-Iraqi Studies Centre (AISC) in London.  The AISC collection of over 2,000 books in English about Iraqi history and culture, includes several rare books and some by Freya Stark and Gertrude Bell.

Jenny will also be giving a talk and seminar at the centre on 19 March about her Mesopotamian connections and researches.

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MSt tutor Eileen Horne’s article on George Moore and Zola in the Irish Times

MSt tutor Eileen Horne article, entitled “George Moore, Zola and their publisher sacrificed on altar of Victorian prudery” is in the Irish Times.

“If looks alone could immortalise a writer, the Anglo-Irish author, critic, dramatist and autobiographer George Moore (1852-1933) might be a household name today…”

Read the rest of the article on the Irish Times website

MSt tutor Belinda Jack lecture on Ibsen’s The Doll’s House, London, 26 Jan 2016

MSt tutor, Belinda Jack, who is Gresham Professor of Rhetoric, will be giving a lecture at the Museum of London on “Theatre and Individualism: Henrik Ibsen, ‘A Doll’s House'”

Tuesday, 26 January 2016
 Museum of London
Entry open to all, no reservation required
A Doll’s House is a three-act play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. Its first performance was at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, in Denmark, on 21 December 1879. It is often considered to be a feminist play as Nora, the heroine, leaves her husband and children intent on self-discovery. Ibsen, on the other hand, denied any conscious attempt to provide propaganda for the women’s rights movement and claimed that his concern was for the description of humanity. If the play is about the need to find the self and to live true to that self, then what is the nature of individualism that the play promotes?”
For more information, see the Gresham House  website.