Strong Words in a Liquid World | University of Oxford

Strong Words in a Liquid World

Speaker
Elif Shafak
Event date
Event time
17:30 - 19:00
Venue
St Anne's College
Woodstock Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6HS
Venue details

St Anne's College, Woodstock Road

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Elif Shafak is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey. She is also a women’s rights activist and an inspirational public intellectual and speaker.

Defending the Art of Fiction in the Age of Post-Truth

What is the role of literature in our increasingly fractured and fast-changing world? Is it possible to write a-politically or do writers have a responsibility to speak out – and, if so, how? Can fiction address political issues in a way that ordinary public discourse cannot? Elif Shafak will explore these questions in three lectures and an open discussion.