The 2012 Hughes Lecture will take place on Monday 20 February, 5pm in the Large Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Edgbaston campus of the University of Birmingham.
The 2012 Hughes Lecturer is Professor Marina Warner CBE, FBA,the internationally renowned essayist, critic, and novelist. She will be speaking on 'Word-Power: Talking Against Death in the Arabian Nights'.
Professor Warner’s latest book is Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights (Chatto, 2011). She has published five novels and twelve works of cultural history including No Go the Bogey-Man (Chatto, 1998) and Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary (Vintage, 1976), and many scholarly essays. She is best-known for her work on fairytales and myth.
Recipient of twelve honorary doctorates, including Oxford, London, St Andrews, and York, and a former Reith Lecturer, Marina Warner is a professor in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex.
The lecture at 5pm will be followed by a reception at 6pm.
For additional information, please contact Professor Claire Preston (firstname.lastname@example.org).