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Is the Reformation to blame for modern anxieties?

May 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Free

Dozens of books are published each year promising to make you more productive, politicians praise “hard-working families” and the only acceptable response to “how are you?” is “busy”.

Catherine Evans will explore how the modern obsession with constant productivity started in the 16th century, and how it’s been making us anxious for the last 400 years. Drawing on passages from the works of William Shakespeare, John Donne and George Herbert, this talk will examine how these authors grappled with problems that feel very modern. 

Part of the Libraries Sheffield series. Reserve a free ticket via EventBrite.

 

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Date:
May 23
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organisers

Sheffield Libraries
500 Reformations

Venue

Central Library, Carpenter Room
Surrey Street
Sheffield, S1 1XZ United Kingdom
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