UEA London Lectures 2018 - Placeless people: rights, writing and refugees
Thursday 24 May 2018, 6:30pm
Regent Street Cinema, London
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Thursday 24 May, 6.30pm
UEA London Lectures 2018
Placeless people: rights, writing and refugees
Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge, UEA School of History
Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW
In 1944, the political philosopher, Hannah Arendt wrote: ‘Everywhere the word ‘exile’, which once had an undertone of almost sacred awe, now provokes the idea of something simultaneously suspicious and unfortunate.’ Today’s refugee crisis is the latest chapter in the modern history of mass displacement that stretches back to the beginning of the last century. Over that time, not only have people been forced to move but perceptions of the stranger, the exile, host and home have shifted too. In this talk, Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge will show how the meanings of exile have changed over the last one hundred years through
the words of the writers and thinkers who experienced it most intensely.
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