The Cruelty of Freedom A Dutch Republican Baroque and its Political Implications A lecture by Frans-Willem Korsten
Join us for the 2018 CLCS annual lecture which will be given by Frans-Willem Korsten. He will present his latest book, A Dutch Republican Baroque: Theatricality, Dramatization, Moment and Event (UAP, 2017). Korsten will discuss how two aesthetic formal modes, theatre and drama, were dynamically related to two political concepts, event and moment. This will lead to a new historical perspective on the Baroque as a specifically Dutch republican one, while at the same time demonstrating the relevance of analysing early modern literature by means of 20th century philosophy. Frans-Willem Korsten is a professor of literary studies at Leiden University. His books include Lessons in Literature (2005) and Sovereignty as Inviolability (2009).
Date: Thursday 11 January, 6pm
Location: Haldane Room / Wilkins Building / UCL / Gower Street, WC1E 6BT