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'In Search of the Modern Trickster: Omar Little in David Simon's and Ed Burns' TV-series The Wire' by Professor Dr Hans Jürgen Scheuer

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We are pleased to welcome Professor Dr Hans Jürgen Scheuer to St Hilda's College.

Hans Jürgen Scheuer, Professor in the Institute of German Literature at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, is a medievalist with broad interests in classical literature and classical reception, from the ancients to medieval and early modern European literatures. As ERASMUS exchange Visiting Professor in the Sub-Faculty of German in 7th week, he will be presenting aspects of his current research project on the “trickster figure”. In this seminar, he will be exploring a contemporary variation of the “trickster” in the figure of Omar Little in The Wire, tracing links back to ancient myth and the ancient conceptualisation of utopia.

All welcome to seminar and drinks reception: RSVP georgina.paul@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk