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New Generation Thinkers

Rana Mitter presents a special edition with contributions from the New Generation Thinkers, including a review of a new production of The Tempest that is touring the Middle East with an international cast and which will come to London from the 23rd September.

Shahidha Bari, Laurence Scott and Alexandra Harris discuss the place of irony in the twenty-first century ten years after Vanity Fair declared the events of 9/11 to be the end of irony.

David Petts reports from the frontline of archaeological practice and examines how personal and individual histories are gaining importance.

And Jon Adams maps the blurring of boundaries between fact and fiction in television and film documentary and drama and examines the implications for modern culture.

The New Generation Thinkers are the winners of Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council's scheme to discover academics at the beginning of their careers who want to make scholarly research into ear-storming radio.

Producer: Natalie Steed.

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45 minutes

Last on

Wed 14 Sep 2011 22:00

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