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Dr Luke Prodromou presents: Shakespeare: Our contemporary? – The bard in the age of AI

July 11 @ 17:00 - 18:00

The ICC-Languages is delighted to extend a warm invitation to you for our July webinar.

Do not miss it! This is the last webinar before our summer break.

Dr Luke Prodromou presents: Shakespeare: Our contemporary? – The bard in the age of AI

  • Date: July 11 (Thursday)
  • Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Central European Time)
  • Participation: free
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Dr Luke Prodromou has a BA from Bristol University in English, an MA in Shakespeare Studies from the Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham University, a Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language (Leeds University), and a PhD (Nottingham University). His PhD thesis was published as English as Lingua Franca: A Corpus-based Analysis (Continuum, 2010). He is the author – with Lindsay Clandfield – of the award-winning Dealing with Difficulties and numerous textbooks for students of English.


Is Shakespeare still relevant today? What does his work have to say about the issues facing us in the 21st-century? Is he outdated or is his voice as powerful and as important as ever? On the one hand, there are those who say many of his works should no longer be taught to school kids or performed on the modern stage at all. In this webinar, I will argue that he is, indeed, as relevant as he ever was, and was, in many respects, ahead of his time.

In this webinar, I will look at the way Shakespeare presents the tragedy of war, its causes and its consequences. I will also look at plays in which he tackles rebellion and even revolution against the state: what position does he take on these ever important issues. Is he a radical, a conservative or neither?

Come along to the talk, and see if you agree that Shakespeare is, indeed, still our contemporary, and has a lot to teach the 21st-century, the age of artificial intelligence, with his genius and natural intelligence.

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July 11
17:00 - 18:00
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