Lunchtime Lectures – Stories of the Past: Viewing History through Fiction

With the University of Chester Running from
Last event: Tuesday 15 November 2022 at 11.30am
  • Free (drop in)
  • Garret Theatre

Part of: Free activities and events

Presented by Dr Chris Green

How effective are works of classic fiction, through their depictions of past worlds, in providing us with a resource for the study of the history of the period in which the fiction is set? Using the example of Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd, Dr Chris Green, Honorary Visiting Research Associate at the University of Chester (and long-time Storyhouse volunteer!), will look at various ways in which the real world behind the novel is perceived and adapted on its way from author to the book itself, film and television adaptations and visitor interpretations. He will show how all these elements can be thought of in terms of an overall process from author to consumer that can help us as we try to interpret the ‘authenticity’ of what we consume.

Lunchtime Lectures is a collaboration between Storyhouse and the University of Chester, providing an open platform for debate on a range of topics and fascinating subjects.

They take place on the third Tuesday of each month.

Our Lunchtime Lectures are videoed and archived for future viewing, by attending you give permission for us to do so – thanks!

 

Certificate:

16+

Duration

Approx 60 mins

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