Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Invitation to talks by Andrew Dean

You are warmly invited to two talks by BWB Texts author Andrew Dean. Andrew Dean will speak, in conversation with BWB Texts publisher Tom Rennie, about the 'politics of loss' and the role of nostalgia in contemporary politics. Kicking off the 2017 BWB Winter Series, Andrew will appear in Wellington and Christchurch. When 5.30pm for 6.00pm Wellington: Wednesday 19 April Christchurch: Thursday 20 April Where Wellington: Vic Books, Kelburn Parade, Wellington Christchurch: Scorpio Books, BNZ Centre, 120 Hereford Street, Christchurch Svetlana Boym called nostalgia ‘a romance with one’s own fantasy.’ Both the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump thrived on nostalgia. But nostalgia for what? And whose nostalgia is it? In this BWB Winter series conversation, Andrew Dean (author of Ruth, Roger and Me) talks with BWB Texts publisher Tom Rennie about what nostalgia is doing to our contemporary politics. All welcome, no RSVP necessary For more information, contact julia@bwb.co.nz or go to the BWB website.

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