From Boccaccio’s ‘Decameron’ to Somerset Maugham’s ‘The Painted Veil’: stories about epidemics have always had an important role in giving meaning to public health crises. So it’s hardly a surprise that Camus’s novel ‘The Plague’ has recently made bestseller lists all over the world. In this webinar, literary scholar Prof Dr Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (Utrecht University) analyses some of the most brilliant works of fictions on epidemics. What can we learn from them?

> Follow the webinar on Mondag 25 May from 19.00 p.m. online or via Zoom