Robert Holland Book Launch and presentation of the annual Schilizzi Scholarships
1 October 2018, 17:30 to 19:00 Please note: this event has passed
King's Building, Strand Campus, London
Launch of the book The Warm South: How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination (Yale UP), by Robert Holland, with a talk by the author, preceded by presentation of the annual Schilizzi Scholarships (part of the MG events series).
The Mediterranean in British culture has provided a reference point for what is considered most beautiful and desirable in landscape, art, sensuality or ideas of the perfect holiday. Virtually every movement in the arts from the age of the Grand Tour has been marked by this preoccupation. In exploring such a fixation, The Warm South shows how the phenomenon has been exploited for different purposes, with preconceptions of the ideal often inverted into renderings of the brutal and sinister. In this talk the author will outline the range of discussion in the book, including what it tells us about the character of ‘being European’ in Britain.
Robert Holland has written widely on modern Mediterranean history, especially Cyprus. He is the author of Blue-Water Empire: The British in the Mediterranean since 1800.
This event is open to all and free to attend. No booking is required.
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