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Mothers: An Essay on Love and Cruelty

Jacqueline Rose Interviewed by Claire Armitstead

Thursday, 4 April 2019

2:00pm

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

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Writer Professor Jacqueline Rose argues that mothers are the ultimate scapegoat for our political and personal failings and that we will continue to tear both the world and mothers to pieces unless we recognise what role we are asking mothers to perform.

Rose argues that motherhood is the place in our culture where we bury our conflicts and what it means to be fully human. Mothers are scapegoats for personal and political failings and for everything that is wrong in the world. In doing this, we blind ourselves to the world’s iniquities.

Rose is co-director and professor of humanities at Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London. She is internationally known for writings on feminism, psychoanalysis, literature and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Her books include Sexuality in the Field of Vision, The Haunting of Sylvia Plath, and the novel Albertine. Here she talks to Claire Armitstead, associate editor, culture, of the Guardian.


This is part of a series of events presented by the British Academy.

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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 Schoolreaders 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