A lecture by Professor Diane Purkiss ( University of Oxford), followed by our end of year party in Room BO4.
Professor Purkiss’s research interests embrace the history of food in England; the dissolution of the English monasteries; witches, wizards, fairies and ghosts; the English Civil War; Shakespeare and other Renaissance drama; Milton; women's writing; Classical Greek influences on Renaissance literature; historiography and theorisations of history; psychoanalysis; popular culture; feminism and feminist theory; folktales and folklore; writing for children in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Her recent publications include, The dissolution of the English monasteries (HarperCollins, 2010), A History of Food in England (HarperCollins, 2008), Shakespeare and the Supernatural (Routledge/Taylor Francis, 2008), The English Civil War: A People's History (HarperCollins, 2006).
The lecture and party are free for members, non-members £3.
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