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Past EventsMonday, February 23

Jacqueline Rose and Helena Kennedy on Women in Dark Times

Jacqueline Rose
Helena Kennedy

Jacqueline Rose’s compelling new book opens with three extraordinary women: revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg, German–Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon; and film icon Marilyn Monroe, whose lives intersected with some of the most dramatic events of the 20th century. Taking in revolution, totalitarianism and the American Dream, the book probes quintessential injustices both then and now. Jacqueline Rose, in conversation with civil liberties champion Helena Kennedy, offers a new vision of feminism for the 21st century. 

Jacqueline Rose joins the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in January 2015. She has written extensively on psychoanalysis, feminism, literature and politics. Her books include On Not Being Able to Sleep and Proust among the Nations.

Lady (Helena) Kennedy is a criminal lawyer, Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford and co-chair of the International Bar Association’s Institute of Human Rights, as well as an author, broadcaster and tireless legal reformer.

 

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