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Arrest, Imprisonment, And Bare Life In A State of Emergency

Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested. (The Trial, Franz Kafka) I’the last night’s storm I such a fellow saw Which made me think a … Continue reading

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Richard Wilson: “Come Unto These Yellow Sands” -podcast (KiSSiT: Shakespearean Thresholds)

The second plenary of KiSSiT: Shakespearean Thresholds was given by our own Richard Wilson. With a talk entitled “Come Unto These Yellow Sands: Shakespeare’s Other Heading”, he explores The Tempest setting it in dialogue with the horrors of the current migrant … Continue reading

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Open Letter on the Detention of Dr Paul Hamilton

Below is a letter that was sent yesterday to The Times voicing the concerns of academics around the world on the arrest and detention of our Kingston Shakespeare colleague Paul Hamilton. Dr Hamilton has been since released but is forced to leave … Continue reading

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Dr Paul Hamilton Released

We are happy to confirm that Dr Paul Hamilton was released a few hours ago, on Wednesday afternoon 27 January 2016, from the Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre and headed home to Stratford-upon-Avon to recuperate and prepare his journey to … Continue reading

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Shameful Start to Shakespeare 400: Dr Paul Hamilton Arrested and Held by UK Immigration

[UPDATE: Dr Hamilton released after 10 days] My friend and frequent Kingston Shakespeare collaborator, Dr Paul Hamilton (a US citizen), was arrested on the afternoon of January 17, 2016 at his home in Stratford-upon-Avon by the West Midlands immigration team … Continue reading

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