2009-2010

Programme for Summer 2010

Date Speaker Topic
Friday
30 April
Joshua Clover
University of California, Davis
No End & No Beginning:  Pop, Periodization, Problems c. 1989
Friday
14 May

Matthew Beaumont (UCL)
Gail Day (University of Leeds)
Nina Power (Roehampton University)
Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths)
A Symposium on Fredric Jameson's Valences of the Dialectic
Friday
28 May

Antigoni Memou
University of East London
Photography in May '68
Friday
11 June

Simon Constantine
University of Leeds
"A Montage of Realism":  Sekula's Fish Story and Marx's Capital

Programme for Spring 2010

Date Speaker Topic
Friday
22 Jan

Gail Day
University of Leeds
Discussion of the film Venezuela from Below
Friday
26 Feb

Gilbert Achcar
School of Oriental & African Studies
Marxism and Orientalism
Friday
5 March

Michael Sayeau
UCL
Advertising and the Politics of Aesthetics
Friday
26 March

Richard Checketts
Royal College of Art
Shaftesbury's Theory of Art:  Substance and Identity

Programme for Autumn 2009

Date Speaker Topic
Friday
16 Oct

Dominic Rahtz
University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
Metaphorical Materialism (Carl Andre & Robert Smithson)
Friday
6 Nov

Erdmut Wizisla
Brecht-Benjamin Archive, Berlin
Launch of Walter Benjamin & Bertolt Brecht: The Story of a Friendship


Wednesday
25 Nov

Tim Dayton
Kansas State University

American Poetry, the Historical Materialism of Ideology, & the Great War


Friday
18 Dec

Nina Power
Roehampton University
One Dimensional Woman: A Critique of  Contemporary Consumer Feminism

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