Here’s a selection of English and Drama events coming up this semester at Queen Mary University of London.
- 17 January 2019 Charlotta Salmi (QMUL): “Popular Movements in Popular Form: Protest and the Global Graphic Novel”
Join our in house theatre company for a festival of new writing.
Show and Tell is a series of TED-talk style events where speakers from the arts, humanities and creative industries tell their stories at Queen Mary University of London.
Join us for an evening reception with drinks to find out about our English Master’s offering: MA English Literature. 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Group sessions with top academics from Queen Mary will look at key A-level English and Drama texts and concepts to help with your revision. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Chaired by Professor Cora Kaplan
The philosopher mediating alone in his study is a cliché of western culture. But behind the hackneyed image lies a long history of controversy. Was solitude the ‘school of genius’, as Edward Gibbon claimed, or did it breed irrationalism, dogmatism and melancholy, as Dr Johnson and others insisted? In the 1730s David Hume suffered a breakdown which he attributed to his solitary philosophising; three decades later, in a much-publicised quarrel with Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Hume attacked Rousseau’s reclusiveness as ‘savage’, ‘bestial’,the mark of an ‘arrant madman’. A life of lone thought was pathological: a judgement that still finds echoes in present-day concerns about social isolation and loneliness.