Close Relations

Close Relations is the title of a new annual lecture series that prompts major academics in the Humanities to interrogate strands in western imaginative production from early modernity to postmodernity. The initial impulse for this series came from two research areas, Relational Forms and Shakespeare and the English Canon, embedded in the Porto branch of CETAPS – the Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies; but, in its deliberately broad range, the series will resonate with most of the Centre’s defining research concerns.

Peter Holland  – When is King Lear not King Lear?”(YouTube link)

Maud Ellmann – Borderation:  Fictions of the Northern Irish Border” (YouTube link)

Roy Foster – Writing in the Margins: partitioned identities in Irish literature” (YouTube link)

Utopian Horizons

A podcast about utopias, real and imaginary. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future.

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