Richard Sennett – The Edge: A Space for Culture

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Event Date: 9 November 2012
B01, Clore Management Centre
Torrington Square, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX

Birkbeck Department of Politics, 40th Anniversary Lecture Series

The 2012 Paul Hirst Memorial Lecture

Given by Professor Richard Sennett (LSE)The Edge: A Space for Culture

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Heroes and Heroines of Wrongdoing

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Event Date: 9 November 2012
Windsor Building
Royal Holloway
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX

Heroes and Heroines of Wrongdoing

Second Workshop of the AHRC-funded project ‘Wrongdoing in Spain 1800-1936: Realities, Representations, Reactions’

The Wrongdoing project, funded by the AHRC, began in 2011 and will run until the end of September 2014. The Project Leader and Principal Investigator is Professor Alison Sinclair, and the project’s Research Associate is Dr Samuel Llano. There is a PhD student, Ms Nadia Oberto. This team works on a series of research questions related to the varying profiles of the representation of wrongdoing, and its historical realities. The work is in all respects inter-disciplinary, and draws on work done in literary, cultural and musicological studies on the one hand, and on sociology, history, law, criminology and anthropology. It has a particular interest in popular culture and literature.

A key part of the project, related to its emphasis on popular material, is the cataloguing and digitization of a significant body of popular material held at the University Library, Cambridge, and the British Library. This material is of ‘pliegos sueltos’ (chapbooks) and is an ephemeral genre, frequently sensationalist, and habitually sold in the street. It includes ballads and prose writings on wrongdoing, some of them relating to real acts of crime or moral infraction, others being fictional in nature. This body of material offers a rich source of investigation for the project, and will be read in conjunction with other material (newspaper accounts of crime, judicial proceedings and other historical sources on the one hand, and, on the other, fictional works on wrongdoing to be found in both popular culture and elite culture).

Through the three years of the project there is a regular rhythm of workshops, some held in Cambridge, some elsewhere, and two conferences are to be held, one in Cambridge, one in London, alongside exhibitions in the University Library, Cambridge and the British Library.

Programme for the second workshop:

Professor Guy Thompson (Warwick) – Holy Madness

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Dr Samuel Llano (Cambridge) -  From Public Enemy to National Hero?: The Spanish Gypsy, 1898-1922

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Professor Jean Andrews (Nottingham) – “A mí, estos pleitos no me interesan”: Politics and Banditry in Carlos Saura’s Llanto por un bandido (France/Italy/Spain 1964)

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Dr Ben Dodds (Durham) – Bandits, Women and the Nation in Spain in the 1930s and 1940s: Juan León, el rey de la serranía by Jesús García Ricote

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Dr Rocío Rødtjer (King’s College London) -  Julia de Asensi: The Modern Ambiguity of a Nineteenth Century Children’s Author

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Professor Alison Sinclair (Cambridge) - The art of heroic suffering

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Lyndsey Stonebridge – Messengers of Ill-Tidings: Refugee Testimony

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Event Date: 9 November 2012

Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Linton Road Oxford OX2 6UD

WAR and LIFE-WRITING

A one-day interdisciplinary conference at Wolfson College, University of Oxford,
9th November 2012. This MHRA-sponsored conference is organized jointly by the War and Representation Network (WAR-Net) and the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing.

This one-day, international, inter-disciplinary conference will be a unique symbiosis of the scholarly expertise of the Oxford Centre for Life Writing and WAR-Net, a network for academics working in war representation. Researchers from the fields of literature, theatre, history, art history, graphic arts, film, anthropology, psychology, cultural studies, gender studies, media studies, museum studies, and others will assemble to discuss the ways in which the experience of war (on both home and battle front, and of any period) is represented in the life writing genres. ‘Writing’ will be understood in its broadest sense, to cover not only letters, diaries, memoirs, biography, autobiography and fiction, but also oral testimony, film, portraiture, personal collections and digital media.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge

Lyndsey Stonebridge, a leading scholar in war and trauma, is a professor of Literature and Critical Theory at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of numerous significant publications, including Psychoanalysis and Literature (2004), The Writing of Anxiety: Imagining Wartime in Mid-century British Culture (2007), Trauma Theory (2008), and The Judicial Imagination: Writing After Nuremburg (2011).

Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge (East Anglia) – Messengers of Ill-Tidings: Refugee Testimony

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