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Online Salon: Emrys Jones — A Journal of the Plague Year
The Salem Athenaeum continues its tradition of summer salons this season with a short series of online lectures. Join us on 7/24 to hear Dr. Emrys Jones speaking to us live from King’s College, London about Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year.
In this introduction to Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year (1722), Dr Emrys Jones will seek to give a sense of the work’s underlying strangeness: the difficulty of categorising it or of identifying exactly why it was written. Is it a novel? Was it helpful as a practical guide for preventing the spread of disease? Or was Defoe more interested in the plague for what it might tell us about communication and miscommunication in times of crisis? By addressing these questions, we canView more
Zoom link will be sent to registrants 20 minutes before the event starts.
Suggested donation: $5-$20
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