Authorship, Activism and Celebrity
Book at Lunchtime welcomes Dr Sandra Mayer, (Elise Richter Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences) and Dr Ruth Scobie to discuss their highly regarded book “Authorship, Activism and Celebrity”.

Since long before the age of celebrity activism, literary authors have used their public profiles and cultural capital to draw attention to a wide range of socio-political concerns. This book is the first to explore – through history, criticism and creative interventions – the relationship between authorship, political activism and celebrity culture across historical periods, cultures, literatures and media. It brings together scholars, industry stakeholders and prominent writer-activists to engage in a conversation on literary fame and public authority.
Date: 31 January 2024, 12:30 (Wednesday, 3rd week, Hilary 2024)
Venue: Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG
Venue Details: Seminar Room
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organising department: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH)
Organisers: John F Kennedy (University of Oxford), TORCH Editor (TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities)
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Host: TORCH Editor (TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities)
Part of: Book At Lunchtime
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Cost: FREE
Audience: Public
Editor: John Kennedy