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Peter Hallward – Vitalism or Voluntarism?

Event Date: 30 May 2013 Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, London N1C 4AA The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins present: Professor Peter Hallward (Kingston) – Vitalism or Voluntarism? Over much of the modern period, social criticism has been associated …

The Art of the Impossible: Culture, Philosophy and Dissent from Havel to the Present

Event Date: 23 -25 May 2013 Christopher Ingold Lecture Theatre, Christopher Ingold Chemistry Building, 20 Gordon Street, University College London, London WC1H 0AJ The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies presents: THE ART OF THE IMPOSSIBLE: CULTURE, PHILOSOPHY AND DISSENT FROM HAVEL TO THE PRESENT ‘This, then, is Havel’s tragedy: his authentic ethical stance has become a moralising …

Lucy Delap – Maids, au pairs and treasures

Event Date: 1 May 2013 Main Lecture Theatre Founder’s Building Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The Bedford Centre for the History of Women presents: Maids, au pairs and treasures  Dr Lucy Delap is Director of History and Policy at King’s College, London, and works on twentieth century histories of gender, feminism, shipwrecks, and working women. Her …

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Costas Douzinas – Is there a right to disobedience and resistance?

    Event Date: 24 May 2013 Room B33 Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck School of Law presents: Annual Law Lecture 2013 Is there a right to disobedience and resistance? Speaker: Professor Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck) ‘The ‘new world order’ announced in 1989 was the shortest in history coming to an abrupt end in 2008.  From …

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Scott Wilson – Lars von Trier and the Fear of Philosophy

Event Date: 23 May 2013 Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building, Central Saint Martins, London N1C 4AA The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins present: Professor Scott Wilson (Kingston) – Lars von Trier and the Fear of Philosophy ‘Let us recognise the subject’s efficacy in …

Leonard Barkan – Mute Poetry, Speaking Pictures: A book and some afterthoughts

    Event Date: 23 May 2013 The Peltz Room 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2013 Mute Poetry, Speaking Pictures:  A book and some afterthoughts     Professor Leonard Barkan (University of Princeton) will discuss his recent work on the relationship between words and pictures from antiquity to …

Patricia I. Vieira – Messianism and social struggle: Representations of Canudos in Brazilian Cinema

    Event Date: 22 May 2013 Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2013 Dr Patricia I. Vieira (Georgetown) – Messianism and social struggle: Representations of Canudos in Brazilian Cinema The link between messianism and political resistance is revisited in many movies from the 1960s Cinema …

James Shapiro interviews Colin Teevan

    Event Date: 21 May 2013 Room 112 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2013 James Shapiro interviews Colin Teevan This event is a conversation between Colin Teeva, a playwright, and Prof James Shapiro an eminent scholar of Renaissance theatre and culture. Because of scheduling difficulties we …

Film maker Mark Lewis in conversation with writer David Campany

    Event Date: 21 May 2013 Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2013 Film maker Mark Lewis in conversation with writer David Campany     Mark Lewis makes films and digital works. By using film as a gallery medium, he investigates the process of cinema production …

Science and writing symposium

    Event Date: 20 May 2013 Room 414, Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2013 Science and writing symposium Literary works have long trespassed on the terrains of scientific discourse, interrogating the linguistic and ethical limits of scientific thinking and innovation. On rare occasions, the …