British Academy Lectures, 2015-16

British Academy Lectures, 2015-16


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British Academy Lectures, 2015-16 by Janet Carsten

This volume publishes lectures from the 2015 and 2016 programmes, which were posted to the Journal in 2016.

The subjects covered include: Islam and the Great War in the Middle East, economic impossibilities for our grandchildren, social class mobility, the philosopher Thomas Hobbes, "no religion" as the new religion, Shakespeare, feminine poetics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780197266045
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/23/2017
Series: British Academy Lectures Series
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Janet Carsten is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.

Simon Frith is Tovey Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

Rival jihads: Islam and the Great War in the Middle East, 1914-18, Eugene Rogan
Economic impossibilities for our grandchildren?, Kevin Hjortshoj O'Rourke
Reinventing the corporation, Colin Mayer
Food globalisation in prehistory: The agrarian foundations of an interconnected continent, Martin Jones, Harriet Hunt, Catherine Kneale, Emma Lightfoot, Diane Lister, Xinyi Liu, and Giedre Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute
Social class mobility in modern Britain: Changing structure, constant process, John H. Goldthorpe
Thomas Hobbes: Liberal illiberal, Noel Malcolm
The Shakespearean Unscene: Sexual phantasies in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lorna Hutson
Cuchulain in the General Post Office: Gaelic revival, Irish rising, Joep Leerssen
Why No Religion is the new religion, Linda Woodhead
Passionate, eloquent, and determined: Heroines' tales and feminine poetics, Helen Cooper
The Inner Eye: Journeys around the museum, Penelope Curtis
Modernist perambulations through time and space: From enlightened walking to crawling, stalking, modelling, and street-walking, Anne Fuchs

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