2008-2009

Programme for Summer 2009

Date
Speaker
Topic
Friday
1 May
Sheila Rowbotham
University of Manchester
Edward Carpenter and the Socialist and Anarchist movements of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries
Friday
15 May
Mark Bould
University of the West of England
The Cinema of John Sayles:  From Billy Zane to Brecht and Bahktin, and back again
Friday
29 May
Tom Gretton
University College London
Bourgeois Behaviours:  Accumulation & Waste in 19th Century Newspaper Consumption
Friday
12 June
Norbert Schneider
University of Karlsruhe
Jorg Immendorf's Cafe Deutschland

Programme for Spring 2009

Date
Speaker
Topic
Friday
16 Jan
Caroline Arscott in conversation with Steve Edwards
Courtauld Institute, Open University
Launch of Caroline Arscott's new book Williams Morris and Edward Burne-Jones: Interlacings
Friday
6 Feb
Matthew Beaumont
University College London
Against the Infernal Yawn: the Scientific Estrangements of Science Fiction
Friday
27 Feb
Anita Rupprecht
University of Brighton
On Not Remembering: Transatlantic Slavery and Finance Capitalism
Thursday
19 March
Mark Bould
University of the West of England

The Cinema of John Sayles:  From Billy Zales to Brecht  and Bakhtin, and Back Again

This event will take place in room NG15, Ground Floor, North Block, Senate House.

Programme for Autumn 2008

Date
Speaker
Topic
Friday
10 Oct

Martin Gaughan & Ben Watson
(Independent Scholars)
'Chaosmos' - rhyme and reason in 'Finnegan's Wake?'
Friday
31 Oct

Louise Purbrick
University of Brighton
'A politics of containment':  The destruction of the H blocks of Long Kesh/Maze, Norther Ireland
Friday
21 Nov

Alan Wallach
College of William & Mary
Rethinking 'Luminism': Taste, class formation, and new forms of landscape painting in mid-nineteenth century America
Friday
12 Dec

Owen Hatherley
Birkbeck College
'Aesthetics of the Offensive':  the 'Third Period' and Comintern Modernism, 1928-32

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