Shirley Dent is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Ideas and was formerly Communications Director. She writes and comments widely on arts and literature, including a regular blog at Guardian Arts Unlimited, and reviews for the Times Literary Supplement. She sits on the editorial board of the humanities journal the Grey Zone and researched the editorial and bibliographic history of William Blake’s works for her PhD, co-authoring a book on the subject with Jason Whittaker, Radical Blake.
Shirley continues to contribute academic essays to scholarly collections: this year she is writing three more chapters for collected editions, one on copyright, one on censorship and one on the hymn ‘Jerusalem’ and its use by the far right. Shirley was formerly Head of Communications at the Policy Studies Institute and Assistant Editor at the New Humanist.
Sunday 2 November 2008, 2.00pm Student Union
Poetry and Place
Saturday 1 November 2008, 6.30pm Imperial College, Exhibition Road
Battle of Ideas 2008 festival drinks reception
Saturday 1 November 2008, 3.30pm Student Union
Saturday 1 November 2008, 10.30am Henry Moore Gallery
The Battle for the Reader
Tuesday 21 October 2008, 7.00pm Vibe Live
Who needs ballet when we’ve got street dance?
Tuesday 14 October 2008, 7.00pm Vibe Live
Is the avant garde passé?
Tuesday 7 October 2008, 7.00pm Vibe Live
Poetry and radicalism
Tuesday 29 July 2008, 7.00pm Vibe Live
Who gives a folk?
Saturday 12 July 2008, 12.15pm Norton Rose LLP
China’s new cultural revolution
Radical Blake: Afterlife and Influence from 1827 (co-author with Jason Whittaker) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002)
"...invigorating, absorbing, and highly educative - delicious and nourishing food for thought..."
Prof AC Grayling, philosopher