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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Terry Eagleton: Was Jesus a Revolutionary?

11th October 2014, 18:30 to 19:30, Palace Green Library (Wolfson Gallery), Terry Eagleton

A Durham Book Festival event, in association with the Department of English Studies.

Join Terry Eagleton, literary scholar and cultural theorist, and one of the leading writers and critics of our time, as he explores whether Jesus was a revolutionary. Well known for his brilliant studies of English and Irish literature, Eagleton is also a controversial and enthralling writer on religion, politics, and ethics. He is the author of over 40 academic books, in addition to plays, film scripts, a memoir, and a novel, Saints and Scholars. His most recent books includeOn Evil (2010), The Event of Literature(2012), and Culture and the Death of God(2013).

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