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I am coming to your kingdom, Prince Horrendous: Fear and loathing in the work of Paula Rego

4:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday 27 March

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Dame Paula Rego is one of the most significant figures in Portuguese and British art today. Her work, which includes paintings, pastels, drawings and prints, has always addressed  itself to contentious social and political issues, from gender, misogyny and domestic violence to dictatorship and religious persecution. This lecture will focus on these preoccupations.

Rego’s work draws inspiration from themes such as family, marriage and abortion, and from debates on faith, race, class and political oppression. Her themes refer both to real-life concerns and to pre-existing cultural artefacts (predominantly literature), resulting in a body of work that is both revisionist in her treatment of pre-existing narratives (Charlotte Brontë, Jean Rhys, Blake Morrison, nursery rhymes) and always polemical.

Maria Manuel Lisboa is Professor of Portuguese Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge. Her teaching and research cover primarily Brazilian and Portuguese literatures from the nineteenth century to the present, but she also writes and teaches on film and the visual arts, and on some Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa (Mozambique). She has published two books and a number of articles on Paula Rego.

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Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Timing: Live Stream
Cost: none
Event Capacity: unlimited
Theme: Society
Accessibility: Closed Captions
Image copyright: Book Cover, Essays on Paula Rego, Maria Manuel Lisboa, Open Book Publishers

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