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John Banville and Brian Dillon in conversation with Lara Feigel

Great Hall King's Building Strand Campus
08/11/2017 (18:30-20:00)

Free discussion followed by a drinks reception

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John Banville and Brian Dillon in conversation with Lara Feigel

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Is melancholy, as Freud thought, an indulgent, unproductive form of mourning? Or can it be a form of sadness that is ultimately uplifting for the consciousness it brings of life and its more startling possibilities?

The exhibition Melancholia. A Sebald Variation (Inigo Rooms, Sept 21-Dec 10) traces a melancholic path from Albrecht Dürer to W.G. Sebald to Anselm Kiefer to Tacita Dean. Here John Banville and Brian Dillon, both melancholic writers with an interest in Sebald, will use the exhibition as a springboard to reflect on the theme of melancholia.

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Image: Melencolia I courtesy of the British Museum

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