The Language of the Jazz Age | University of Oxford

The Language of the Jazz Age

Speaker
Professor Sarah Churchwell
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 14:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£7 / £6 Members & Concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

This lecture explores the “cool” language of American modernism, revealing the surprising history of familiar terms that bridge the 1920s and today, including slang words like “cool” and “jazz,” but also apparently current words that preoccupy our culture, from “robot” to “post-feminist”.