Liberal Arts Lecture: Ewan Fernie

Ewan Fernie is Professor at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, where he co-convenes the pioneering MA in Shakespeare and Creativity. His latest book is Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter. Redcrosse, his collaborative civic liturgy for St George's Day, was premiered in Manchester Cathedral and Windsor Castle. Macbeth, Macbeth, the novel he co-wrote with Simon Palfrey, was described by Slavoj Žižek as "a miracle, an instant classic".  In collaboration with Birmingham City Council, he is leading the "Everything to Everybody" project, which aims to revive, reinvent and throw open to people the Birmingham Shakespeare Memorial Library.
His talk is entitled: ‘Shakespeare and the Invention of the Modern City’
Date:     Thursday 4 April 2019
Time:    4:00pm (refreshments will be served from 3:45pm)
Venue:  Memorial Hall
Admission Free
Memorial Hall
Old Hall Lane
M13 0XT