Dead as a Dodo

Ulrike Draesner

will present the first Eugene Ludwig Lecture associated with the time as Writer in Residence and Visiting Fellow in New College, Oxford and TORCH.

Dead as a Dodo? Why Literature Matters in Times of Migration and Unrest

For anyone who is interested in how literature preserves knowledge that would otherwise be lost, finds himself curious to learn how by the use of the un-real we manage to handle reality, will enjoy to see Scheherazade being replaced by an utterly useful camel, never understood (read) Raymond Federman’s pasta-novel, and wants to enjoy a polyglot evening in simple English including a dictionary of travelling words.

17.00, Friday 24th February, 2017 (sixth week)

McGregor-Matthews Room, New College