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For our last GDO of 2021, we are joined by Dr. Jennifer Wallace (Cambridge) who examines popular depictions and expression of philhellenism before and during the Greek Revolution in the British magazines of the day, and compares them with the tragic challenge of Shelley’s play, "Hellas." Shelley’s preface to his poetic drama, written 200 years ago in November 1821, has been frequently cited as the quintessential articulation of Philhellenism. But the actual drama is more complicated and the tensions in the work reflect the different “faces” making up the identity of Greece today.

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Topic: Greek Dialogues Online - “We are all Greeks”:  Philhellenism, Shelley’s Hellas and the Faces of Modern Greece
Time: Tuesday, 14th December, 2021 at 06:30 PM GMT

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Header image based on: Shelley Composing ‘Prometheus Unbound’ in the Baths of Caracalla, oil on canvas (1845) by Joseph Severn (1793 - 1879) courtesy of Keats-Shelley House, Rome

Tuesday, 14 December, 2021 - 18:30 to 19:30
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