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School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS) Panopticon Research Seminars

Publication date: Feb 05, 2013 04:56 PM

Start: Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM
End: May 02, 2013 12:00 AM

Location: Room 307, Common Room, 3rd Floor, Foster Court, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

The seminar series draws inspiration from Jeremy Bentham’s notion of the Panopticon and places concepts such as “trauma” or “memory” or “crime” in a central “inspection house” in order to view them from different disciplinary perspectives across the arts and sciences. This year’s seminar series springs from the four SELCS Research Themes – Visual Culture, Trauma, the Book, and Memory – which are designed to bring colleagues together across departments and disciplines, break moulds, get ideas sparking and encourage innovative grant proposals.

Autumn 2012

Trauma

scream

Thursday 11 October 2012, 5.00 pm

Speakers:

  • Rob Madden (Physiotherapist 2012 Olympic Games team)
  • Lionel Bailly (Psychoanalysis Unit, UCL, and North Essex Mental Health Partnership Trust)
  • Dr Tim Beasley-Murray (SSEES, UCL)
  • Dr Stephanie Bird (Department of German, SELCS, UCL)

Reception 6.30 pm
Room 307, Common Room, 3rd Floor, Foster Court

The Book

Thursday 15 November 2012, 5.00 pm

Speakers:

  • Dr Dilwyn Knox (Department of Italian, Director, SELCS, UCL)
  • Dr Alexander Samson (Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Director, Early Modern Exchanges, UCL)
  • Dr Anne Welsh (Department of Information Studies, UCL)
  • Professor David d’Avray (Department of History, UCL)

Reception 6.30 pm
Room 307, Common Room, 3rd Floor, Foster Court

Memory

Thursday 6 December 2012, 5.00 pm

Speakers:

  • Dr Beverley Butler (Department of Archaeology, UCL)
  • Professor Annette Kuhn (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Professor Michael Chanan (Roehampton University)

Reception 6.30 pm
Room 307, Common Room, 3rd Floor, Foster Court

Spring 2013

Crime

Thursday 17 January 2013, 5.00 pm

Speakers:

  • Professor Alison Sinclair (Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Cambridge University)
  • Professor Susanne Kord (Department of German, SELCS, UCL)
  • Professor John Dickie (Department of Italian, SELCS, UCL)

Reception 6.30 pm

Archival Sleuthing at CELL

Thursday 21 February 2013, 5.00 pm

Speakers:

  • Professor Lisa Jardine (Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, UCL)
  • Dr Robyn Adams (Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, UCL)
  • Dr Matthew Symonds (Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, UCL)

Reception 6.30 pm

Traumatic Photography

Thursday 14 March 2013, 5.00 pm

Speakers

  • Professor Vikki Bell (Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Professor John Smith (University of Westminster)
  • Dr T.J. Demos (History of Art, UCL)

Reception 6.30 pm

Summer 2013

Borders

5.00 pm Thursday 2 May 2013

Speakers

  • Professor Timothy Mathews (Department of French, SELCS)
  • Dr Wen-Chin Ouyang (SOAS)
  • Professor Jane Rendell (Bartlett School, UCL)

Reception 6.30 pm


SELCS has been awarded two Postgraduate Teaching Assistantships, each of £5000 per annum, for three years, beginning in September 2013, from the Provost’s Fund.

The awards will be made to students whose current or proposed research work fits broadly into one of the research themes of the School of European Languages, Culture and Society: Trauma, Visual Culture, The Book, Memory.

Deadline: 4pm on Friday 18 January 2013.

For further information please contact the SELCS Research Director, Professor Stephen M. Hart.

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