• Placeless People: writing, rights and refugees.

  • Wed, 12-06-2019 at 19:00
  • Five Leaves Bookshop
    14A Long Row
    NG1 2DH Nottingham
Placeless People: writing, rights and refugees. - Five Leaves Bookshop - Nottingham

Leading up to Nottingham Refugee Week….Lyndsey Stonebridge will present a highly topical and timely account of refugee history and literatature, drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt, Franz Kafka, W.H. Auden, George Orwell, Samuel Beckett, and Simone Weil.She has written the first literary history of modern statelessness that raises vital questions about sovereignty, humanism, and the future of human rights which highlights the importance of modern literature in understanding the challenges of today’s refugee ‘crisis’.Lyndsey Stonebridge is Professor of Humanities and Human Rights at the University of Birmingham.Chaired by Karen Adler, University of Nottingham Department of HistoryTickets: £3.00 on the door, including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk