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A Writer's Irony

Monday, March 6, 2017

Professor Alan Wall, a novelist and poet, teaches Creative Writing at University Centre Shrewsbury and the University of Chester. His talk will offer a reflection on how writers have engaged with irony. Professor Wall will consider irony as a fracture in the surface of meaning. Writers have always used it. It lets them exploit the gap between ‘what I am saying to you’, and ‘what I actually mean’. This talk will explore ironic manoeuvres from antiquity to the present day.

  Date: Wednesday 8 March at 1pm Venue: Rowley’s House, Barker Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1QH Admission: Free, but booking is essential Contact: communications@ucshrewsbury.ac.uk