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Durham University

School of Modern Languages & Cultures

Events in Modern Languages & Cultures

Research Discussion: Narratives are for suckers: 21st-century cinema, Renaissance Self-Fashioning, and a Late Antique Revenge Tale

21st November 2018, 16:00, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University, Dr Adam Talib

Adam Talib will be delivering a seminar at the School of History, Classics, and Archaeology at Newcastle University on 21 November.

This paper explores a late-antique revenge tale that connects a Christian Arab Court in Southern Iraq to the heart of the Sassanian Empire in the final years before the Islamic Conquests and rewrote the history of the region. The paper focuses on the pivotal use of trope in the plot of the revenge tale and reflects on the use of similar tropes in other media that directly influence contemporary understandings of the historical narrative.

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