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1984, New Authoritarianism and the Media

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:00
Online, via Microsoft Teams

This event will both celebrate the recent 70th anniversary of George Orwell’s 1984 and consider the legacies and future of authoritarianism.

The event will both celebrate the recent 70th anniversary of George Orwell’s 1984 and consider the legacies and future of authoritarianism.

Come along to discuss:

  • 1984 and modern parallels
  • 21st century authoritarianism (politics, parties, leaders)
  • The impact of the media
  • What this means for democracy

Guest speakers are Dorian Lynskey author of ‘The Ministry of Truth: the Biography of George Orwell’s 1984’ and D.J Taylor author of ‘Orwell: The Life’. Both will be speaking alongside OU POLIS academics Geoff Andrews and Precious Chatterje-Doody, with POLIS’ Donna Smith chairing.

This is an online event, held in Microsoft Teams, and a replacement for the face-to-face version originally scheduled earlier this year.

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