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Visiting Speaker: Vesna Goldsworthy

Ruritania in Brussels, Evzones in the Eurozone:
Balkan Stereotypes in the Age of Austerity


15 October 2013

Time 6:00 - 7:30pm

Cañada Blanch Room, (COW 1.11),  1st floor, Cowdray House, LSE, London WC2A 2AE 


Prof Vesna Goldsworthy, Kingston University

Chair Dr James Ker-Lindsay, LSEE Research on SEE, London School of Economics

 Prof. Vesna Goldsworthy, professor in English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University, presented a fascinating lecture on the development of Balkan stereotypes in Western European literary tradition throughout the modern age. The thorough research carried out in her renown book "Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination" served as a backdrop for the analysis of Europeans' changing perspectives in today's tough economic times.

Read our interview with Vesna Goldsworthy: "Imaginary countries tell us why we react to real ones the way we do" here| or on the LSEE Blog|.

You can listen to the full presentation by accessing the event's podcast|.

The seminar has been live tweeted via @LSEE_LSE|



Vesna Goldsworthy introduces the lecture

Vesna Goldsworthy and James Ker-Lindsay

Great turn out - the public progressively filled Canada Blanch room

Question from the public

Will Bartlett and Vassilis Monastiriotis, LSEE

Vesna Goldsworthy and James Ker-Lindsay





To see the complete listing for the Visiting Speakers Programme 2013-14 click here|




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