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Black History Month 2021: Shakespeare, Race and Performance

Black History Month 2021

As part of the series Black History Month, Professor Farah Karim-Cooper will be speaking on Shakespeare, Race and Performance at the Museum of London.

TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2021, 6:00PM – 7:00PM (also live-streaming).

How do Shakespeare’s familiar plays Othello and Romeo and Juliet reflect the early modern preoccupation with race and emerging concepts of colour-based racism? How do these ideas play out in early modern as well as in contemporary performance?

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An Office of One’s Own: Introducing Dr Emma Butcher

By Emma Butcher

I’m writing this sat in my lovely new office. I’m not used to having a space all to myself, so it feels apt that my first ‘office of one’s own’ is situated in the Virginia Woolf Building. It’s quite a lovely moment at this point in the year, even if slightly chaotic, with the new term around the corner and the campus once again starting to bustle after a year and half’s painful lull caused by the pandemic.

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INDUCTION WEEK SOMERSETTING TAKEOVER: USEFUL LINKS

Each year, departing third-year students in our department put together a guide for arriving first years. This year’s magazine – titled “Somersetting” – offers a student perspective on studying English at King’s and addresses some issues of concern for new students. During induction week, the blog will be spotlighting sections of this year’s magazine.

Useful Links By Sukhmani Bhakar

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Induction Week Somersetting Takeover: Reviewing London Libraries for KCL Students

By Tanzim Kamali

Each year, departing third-year students in our department put together a guide for arriving first years. This year’s magazine – titled “Somersetting” – offers a student perspective on studying English at King’s and addresses some issues of concern for new students. During induction week, the blog will be spotlighting sections of this year’s magazine.

Next up… Tanzim Kamali reviews some of London’s libraries.

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INDUCTION WEEK SOMERSETTING TAKEOVER: FIRST YEAR MODULE MEDIEVAL LITERARY CULTURE

Each year, departing third-year students in our department put together a guide for arriving first years. This year’s magazine – titled “Somersetting” – offers a student perspective on studying English at King’s and addresses some issues of concern for new students. During induction week, the blog will be spotlighting sections of this year’s magazine.

For today, we have an insight into the module ‘Medieval Literary Culture’, including a chat with Dr Joshua Davies, the module convenor.

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