Speeches | 09 June 2006

Wednesday Lunch at Lowy - Dr Simon Haines presentation

In an address to the Lowy Institute on 7 June in the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy series, Dr Simon Haines showed how great works of literature can throw light on contemporary problems.He used the example of Milton’s portrayal of Satan in Paradise Lost to examine an extremist, terrorist pathology of an ideological or fundamentalist kind, and thereby opened a window on to the terrorist impulse that is concerned less with global politics than the human condition.Dr Simon Haines is Reader in English and Head of the School of Humanities at the Australian National University.Dr Haines's address can be downloaded here.Simon Haines

  • Simon Haines

In an address to the Lowy Institute on 7 June in the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy series, Dr Simon Haines showed how great works of literature can throw light on contemporary problems.He used the example of Milton’s portrayal of Satan in Paradise Lost to examine an extremist, terrorist pathology of an ideological or fundamentalist kind, and thereby opened a window on to the terrorist impulse that is concerned less with global politics than the human condition.Dr Simon Haines is Reader in English and Head of the School of Humanities at the Australian National University.Dr Haines's address can be downloaded here.Simon Haines

  • Simon Haines