Temporal Vertigo: The Paradoxes of Ageing

 

Event Date: 16 December 2013
Room B01
Clore Management Centre
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck Gender & Sexuality (BiGS) Group and the Birkbeck Department of Psychosocial Studies present:

Temporal Vertigo: The Paradoxes of Ageing

Public seminar to think about ageing. Discussions will confront our fears and prejudices around old age, while also pondering the paradoxes of memory, forms of resistance, the desires and unexpected delights that accompany the inevitable heartbreak and losses of any long life.

The event coincides with the publication of Lynne Segal’s Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing (Verso, 2013), and will be followed by a film screening of Fear Eats the Soul (dir Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974), and reception.

Speakers: Helena Kennedy,  Simon Watney (art historian, activist and independent scholar), Daniel Monk, Matt Cook, Stephen Frosh, Lisa Baraitser and Lynne Segal.

Programme:

Welcome by Dr Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck):

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Introduction by Baroness Helena Kennedy QC:

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Panel 1: Mourning, Loss and Survival

Introduction to the panel by Dr Rosie Cox (Birkbeck):

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Simon Watney (art historian, activist and independent scholar):

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Professor Stephen Frosh (Birkbeck):

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Dr Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck):

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Panel 1 Audience Questions:

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Panel 2 Spaces of Resistance

Introduction to the panel by Dr Amber Jacobs (Birkbeck):

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Dr Daniel Monk (Birkbeck):

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Dr Matt Cook (Birkbeck):

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Professor Lynne Segal (Birkbeck):

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Panel 2 Audience Questions:

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