The Multiple Legacies of Rosa Luxemburg: Symposium

23 February 2018
Friday 23 February 2018, 14:00 - 17:00
Dorfman Room, St Peter's College

On Friday, February 23rd the Faculty, together with The European Humanities Research Centre and Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, invites you to ‘The Multiple Legacies of Rosa Luxemburg’ symposium.

The event is dedicated to the life, thought and legacy of Rosa Luxemburg (1871–1919), one of the most creative writers of modern socialism, a leading Jewish intellectual and the foremost female theoretician of European radicalism. The symposium will take place at St Peter’s College, Dorfman Room from 2 o’clock and will feature leading specialists in the area:

  • Kate Evans, artist and author of Red Rosa, will discuss how she created the cartoon biography of Rosa Luxemburg.

  • Rory Castle (Swansea University) will speak about the life, thought and legacy of the philosopher and revolutionary.

  • Marie-Louise Luxemburg (Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute), Rosa Luxemburg’s great niece, will discuss Rosa’s elusive brother, Nathan.

  • Alejandra Crosta (University of Oxford), translator of Red Rosa into Spanish, will explore intertextuality in the translation.

All are welcome.

Download the event poster (.pdf).

Rosa Luxemburg addresses a crowd in Stuttgart, Germany in 1907.

Rosa Luxemburg addresses a crowd in Stuttgart, Germany in 1907.

The header image is a detail from Red Rosa: A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg (2015) by Kate Evans and Paul M. Buhle (Editor). © Verso / Artist: Kate Evans. To find out more about the graphic novel, see here.

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