Iris Murdoch is a much loved cultural figure,
but are we doing her justice? This interdisciplinary workshop will explore her
philosophy and her literature, asking what role interest in her life plays in
understanding her thought and her novels. The discussion will also address
gender issues and the representation of women intellectuals.
The event will end with a screening of the
film Iris, serving as focus to ask if Murdoch’s life as unconventional
young woman, and later in life affected by Alzheimer’s, may overshadow or
distort her intellectual achievement.
All welcome. Tea, coffee and cake provided.
PLACES ARE LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER BY 30 NOVEMBER BY EMAILING S.Panizza@uea.ac.uk (link also in the button below)