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Professor Alan Wall to explore irony

In the next in University Centre Shrewsbury’s series of public talks, Professor Alan Wall will be exploring a literary device that plays a major part in everyday humour and conversation. Professor Wall’s talk on A Writer’s Irony offers a reflection on the way in which writers have engaged with the technique from antiquity to the present day.

Professor Wall, a novelist and poet who teaches Creative Writing at the University Centre, explains, “I’ll be considering irony as a fracture on the surface of meaning. Writers have always used it. It lets them exploit the gap between ‘what I’m saying to you’ and ‘what I actually mean’.”

The talk begins at 1pm at Rowley’s House on Wednesday 8th March. To book a place, email [email protected] or call 01743 297185.