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Title: Politics in poetry and prose
Other Titles: Public Life in Malta III : papers on governance, politics and public affairs in the EU’s smallest member state
Authors: Schembri, Mark
Keywords: Malta -- Politics and government
Patriotic poetry, Maltese
Political poetry, Maltese -- Criticism and interpretation
Politics in literature
Political poetry
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Public Policy
Citation: Schembri, M. (2020). Politics in poetry and prose. In M. T. Vassallo & C. Tabone (Eds.), Public Life in Malta III : papers on governance, politics and public affairs in the EU’s smallest member state (pp. 101-115). Malta: University of Malta. Department of Public Policy.
Abstract: In 2017, the Department of Public Policy produced a 17-programme series, entitled Il-Politika fil-Letteratura, on Campus FM (Vassallo and Debattista, 2017). The scope of this series is to investigate the interconnection between politics and literature with the participation of academics and writers. In particular, the series discusses political implications in works of literature from Malta and around the world. Both classical and contemporary literature are brought under scrutiny to observe patterns, styles and attitudes adopted by various authors when writing about political and sociological realities. Some were inspired to envision a utopian state, others to relay the horrors of dictatorship, wars and famine. Others used sarcasm and cynicism, crafting stimulating parodies through prose or poetry, to attack political elites and their inner circles. Then, there were those who produced novels that serve as a political commentary of contemporary grounded realities, while others adopted poetry to subvert the status quo. Some of these poems eventually were transformed into song lyrics that captured pop music. The programmes in this series are still available as webcasts via the website of Campus FM, the official radio station of the University of Malta.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/58800
ISBN: 9789995717551
Appears in Collections:Public Life in Malta : papers on governance, politics and public affairs in the EU’s smallest member state : Vol. 3 / 3

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