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Presentation Type

Open Access Pre-Conference Activity

Keywords

Orwell, George, 1903-1950--Political and social views; Poverty in literature;

Abstract

Most American readers know George Orwell as the author of 1984 and Animal Farm, and as such consider him a staunch critic of communism and prophet of the surveillance state. But Orwell spent much of his writing career focused on exploring the cause and nature of poverty, and remained a committed socialist until his death. This lecture will put 1984 within the full context of Orwell’s career, and especially his lifelong criticism of big business and laissez-faire capitalism.

Start Date

17-9-2015 7:00 PM

Event Host

David W. Wilson Chair in Business Ethics, University of Northern Iowa

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Public Lecture

Location: Seerley Hall - Room 115

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Sep 17th, 7:00 PM

The Poor of 1984: The Roots of George Orwell's Final Novel

Most American readers know George Orwell as the author of 1984 and Animal Farm, and as such consider him a staunch critic of communism and prophet of the surveillance state. But Orwell spent much of his writing career focused on exploring the cause and nature of poverty, and remained a committed socialist until his death. This lecture will put 1984 within the full context of Orwell’s career, and especially his lifelong criticism of big business and laissez-faire capitalism.

 

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