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Lisa Appignanesi

Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love

Lisa Appignanesi

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

4:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£7 - £12.50

Writer and cultural commentator Lisa Appignanesi reflects on the searing grief she experienced after the death of her partner of 32 years and on society’s experience of grieving and loss and the place it occupies in our lives.

Appignanesi looks at life, death, madness, love, and grandchildren through the eyes of a writer aware of the historical and contemporary vagaries of woman’s condition. Appignanesi says she was thrust into a state of rage and superstition after the death of her partner and that the cultural and political moment seemed to collide with her condition as people everywhere were dislocated and angry.

Appignanesi was born in Poland and grew up in Paris and Montreal before moving to Britain in her twenties.  Her award-winning fiction and non-fiction books include Freud’s Women; Losing the Dead; Mad, Bad and Sad; and Trials of Passion. She is chair of the Royal Society of Literature and a former chair of the Man Booker International Prize.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden