Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Marisol Morales-Ladrón – Living in Pandemic Times: Emma Donoghue's The Pull of the Stars and the Present Situation

7:00 pm CET

A pandemic is raging. So is a war. A revolution has just happened. Set in a hospital ward in 1918, Emma Donoghue's novel The Pull of the Stars, published last year and written before the corona outbreak, explores an until now almost-forgotten episode: the devastating impact of the so-called Spanish flu. Best known as the author of Room (2010), Donoghue uses the devices of drama to create a searing focus on the bodies of those forgotten by, while in the midst of, history. 

Speaking about the novel will be Marisol Morales-Ladrón.  Morales-Ladrón is Professor of English and Irish Literature at the University of Alcalá. Trained in the fields of English Philology, Hispanic Philology, and Psychology, her research focuses on questions of gender and on literature written by women. 

Moderated by Prof. Catherine Toal.

This lecture is supported by the German Irish Studies Itinerary.

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

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