2006-2007

Programme for Summer 2007

Date      
Speaker 
 Topic
Friday 
4 May
Helena Sheehan 
Dublin City University
Marxism and the Interpretation of Science
Friday
11 May
Rachel Schreiber
Johns Hopkins University
Prostitutes, White Slaves, and Bachelor Girls in the Political Cartoons of the 'Masses' (New York, 1911-1917)
Friday
25 May

John Timberlake
University of Wolverhampton
Caspar David Friedrich and the Bomb: Picturing the Nuclear Imaginary after 9/11
Friday
1 Jun
Otto Karl Werkmeister 
Professor Emeritus Northwestern University

The Apache Syndrome: Concerning the Imaging System of the US Apache AH64 Battle Helicopter


Programme for Spring 2007

Date      
Speaker 
 Topic
Friday 
19 January
  Screening of the 2003 documentary Chavez: Inside the Coup a.k.a. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised directed by Kim Bartley & Donnacha O'Briain
Friday
2 February
Mark Neocleous 
Brunel University
'No Communists or Cocksuckers in the Library': Identity and Loyalty in the National Security State
Friday 16 February
Timothy Hall
University of East London
Is Adorno's Political Thought Statist?
Friday
2 march
Barbara Engh
University of Leeds
A Sonorous Figure Formed Around Him: Walter Benjamin and Sound

Programme for Autumn 2006

Date     
Speaker
 Topic
Friday
13 October
Introduced by Gail Day, Steve Edwards and Andrew Hemingway
Art-Historical Responses to 9/11 and its Aftermath
Friday
27 October
Jo Malt
King's College London
Objects, things and their traces: Rachel Whiteread with Benjamin and Lacan
Friday 10 November
Tom Gretton
University College London
Too much of a good thing: lithography, wood-engraving and the commodity forms of caricature in the 1820s and 1830s
Friday
24 November
Alex Callinicos
King's College London
Marxism and the Idea of Critique?
Friday
8 December
Nick Till
University of Sussex
The Operatic Chorus: a brief critical history of representations and envoicings of collective identities