The Bondian Cold War: An analysis in [00]7 hashtags

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 18:00 to 19:15
Room 1.33, First Floor, Iontas, North Campus

Title: The Bondian Cold War: An analysis in [00]7 hashtags
While James Bond, Ian Fleming’s irrepressible and ubiquitous ‘spy’, is often understood as a Cold Warrior, his Cold War diverged from the actual global conflict in subtle but significant ways.
That tension between the real and fictional provides perspectives into Cold War culture transcending ideological and geopolitical divides. The Bondiverse is complex and multi-textual, including novels, films, video games and even a comic strip, and has also inspired an array of homages, copies, and competitors. Awareness of its rich possibilities only becomes apparent through a multi-disciplinary lens. In this paper, Martin Brown will address many of these issues featured in his recent publication The Bondian Cold War: The transnational legacy of a cultural icon (2023).

Speaker: Dr Martin D. Brown (Professor of International History, Richmond American University London)
Dr Brown holds a PhD in International History from the University of Surrey and an MA in Central and Eastern Studies from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he is a member of the New Diplomatic History Network. The primary focus of his recent research has been European diplomatic history. He is currently studying British foreign policy during the era of Détente leading up to the Helsinki Final Act of 1975.

All are welcome!