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The hazards of singlehanded sailing

When: Thursday, 31 August 2017 - Thursday, 31 August 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:18:00

The inaugural lecture of Professor Michael Titlestad will consider three sea voyages.

These are the; Donald Crowhurst's participation in the round-the-world Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968; Bas Jan Ader's 1975, In search of the miraculous; and, the fictional voyage in Robert Stone's Outerbridge Reach (1992). Each of the three interleaves geographic and written passages, yet, rather than the ethos of craft we identify with nautical expertise, we are called to imagine or trace the loss of the sailors' existential anchors and their eventual deaths.

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