This lecture will explore the afterlife of Dante’s Divine Comedy through recordings, film, and visual arts, drawn from the collections of Taylor Institution Library. There will also be a display from the Library’s Special Collections.
Please also see attached poster.
This event is timed to enable the audience to attend Professor Carlo Ginzburg’s lecture at 5pm the same day.
Wednesday 27 April, 13:00-14:00 (lunch from 12:30)
Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford
This volume is the first to address the culture of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) as a historical entity, but also to trace the afterlife of East Germany in the decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall. It provides a ‘rereading’ of East Germany and its legacy as a cultural phenomenon free from the prejudices that prevailed while it existed.
Exhibition celebrating Shakespeare, Ulrike Draesner and the Art of Translation opens in the Taylor Institution Library
400 years after Shakespeare’s death, the Taylorian Library presents ways in which his texts have stayed alive across the centuries in languages around the world under the title “Shall I compare thee? Shakespeare in translation”
A special focus lies on the “radical translation” by Ulrike Draesner, Writer in Residence in Oxford, on the occasion of the symposium discussing her work in April 2016. The German obsession with translating Shakespeare’s sonnets is shown in copies from the Taylorian holdings from the 19th to the 21st century. The worldwide context of Shakespeare-mania is explored in other forms of creative adaptation, across languages and media.
A programme of events exploring the relationship between culture and the economy organized by the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford
How should we understand the relationship between culture, economics, politics, and society? How does this relationship shift according to different historical conjunctures? How meaningful are terms such as “stagnation” and “crisis” when applied to cultural forms? Are the classic theories that attempt to relate “base” to “superstructure” or “economic, social, political capital” to “cultural capital” still compelling? These are some of the general issues that this programme of events sets out to examine.
Professor Mary Cosgrove (University of Warwick) will give a paper entitled ‘Boredom in the Neoliberal Present: An Overview’ on Wednesday 9 March, 5.30pm in the Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda’s College, Oxford.
Next Tuesday’s Medieval Studies Lecture will be given by Prof Rita Copeland (Taylorian, 5pm):
‘Enthymeme and Emotion from Aristotle to Hoccleve’.
Rita Copeland is Professor of Classical Studies, English, and Comparative Literature, Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. Her talk will be followed by a drinks reception at 6.30-7.30pm in Room 2. All welcome.
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Italian play, this year we are pleased to announce an exciting adaptation of short fairy tales from Italo Calvino’s landmark 1956 collection. Performed by students of Italian and lovers of Italian theatre, the show is a spirited tour of regional folk culture with stories of love, trickery, danger, death, and the beautiful endurance of life. The show is in Italian with English summaries provided.
Discussion on the Brazilian Author Raduan Nassar * a screening of cult director Luiz Fernando Carvalho’s elegant and textured adaptation of Nassar’s Lavoura Arcaica (1984) * Film: To the Left Hand of the Father (2001) * Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Seminar * Film Screening: Durval Records, dir. Anna Muylaert (2002) * Taylorian Lecture by Professor Pedro Meira Monteiro: “The Dusk of Writing: Machado de Assis’s Last Pages and the Unfulfilled Promise of Brazil” * Concert: Lambrego — songs inspired by the Brazilian songwriting tradition.