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Heinrich Von Kleist, Education and Violence

Mon 01 October 2012

Can education and violence ever be on the same spectrum? In this series of podcasts, Dr Seán Allan, Professor Ricarda Schmidt and Dr Steven Howe explore the life and work of Henrich von Kleist, a 'writer out of his time' whose work always courted contradiction and controversy.

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Dickens and Shakespeare

Sun 01 April 2012

One aspect of Dickens's life not especially touched on was his effort to preserve Shakespeare's memory in the playwright's home county of Warwickshire. Dr Charlotte Matheison, Professor Stanley Wells and the Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson explore Dickens's special relationship with Shakespeare's birthplace.

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Americans Writing Venice: Edith Wharton and Henry James

Mon 03 October 2011

A Venetian Miscellany is a book of essays celebrating Warwick's long connection with the city of Venice - not least its occupation of the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, which has become the University's permanent Italian base. In this extract, Professor Ann Hallamore Caesar looks at how Edith Wharton and Henry James used Venice as a metaphor for decline and decay.

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