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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Jacqueline Rose: Marilyn Monroe

It has become commonplace to talk of Marilyn Monroe as a myth – a pure screen for projected desires.

Taking advantage of the recent publication of her poems, notes and letters, as well as the archive of her films, famous and less known, Jacqueline Rose, Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London, will argue that this view is complicit with her victimisation and that Marilyn knew exactly what was happening to her. She cast herself in the leading role amid the debris of a post-war American crisis of culture whose effects are still with us.

This event took place on 30 March 2012.

For more information about the London
Review of Books winter lecture series visit lrb.co.uk/winterlectures 

Image: Marilyn Money (detail) made by Reginald Case

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