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‘Crisis’ in Excess: Performing Europe Today

  Event Date: 29 April 2016 Performing Arts Studio 5 The University of Winchester Sparkford Road, Winchester  SO22 4NR   The Department of Performing Arts at the University of Winchester presents: ‘Crisis’ in Excess: Performing Europe Today Since 2008, the term ‘crisis’ has marked the institutional, socio-political, cultural and academic landscapes of contemporary Europe. This rather malleable, ‘sticky’ term seems …

Indian Shakespeare on Screen

Event Dates: 27 – 30 April 2016 Asia House 63 New Cavendish St, London W1G 7LP Indian Shakespeare on Screen Indian Shakespeares on stage have garnered the increasing attention of academics both Western and Eastern, yet local and regional screen versions continue to be largely overlooked within the scope of Shakespeare on film. It has been a decade since the …

Fat Activism is Dangerous

  Event Date: 25 April 2016 Room 402 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research in association with Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality (BiGS) presents: Fat Activism is Dangerous Charlotte Cooper‘s latest book, Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement (HammerOn Press) is a para-academic project; an example of research justice; …

Mary Leng – Naturalism and Placement

Event Date: 25 April 2016 Room 22/26 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Mary Leng (York) – Naturalism and Placement Mary Leng is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of York. Prior to coming to York she held a Research Fellowship at St John’s College, Cambridge, and a Lectureship at the University …

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Charles Nicholl – Counterfeit Presentments: Portraits of Shakespeare and the messages they send

            Event Date: 21 April 2016 Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS) brings leading Shakespeare scholars to the Rose, which the director Peter Hall created to be a “teaching theatre”. Here Sir Peter directed Dame Judi Dench in a celebrated production of “A Midsummer …

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Slavoj Žižek – Masterclass 2: Surplus-Value, Surplus-Enjoyment, Surplus-Knowledge

Event Date: 19 April 2016 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Masterclass 2: Is Surplus-Value Marx’s Name For Surplus-Enjoyment? Slavoj Žižek (International Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities) – Is Surplus-Value Marx’s Name For Surplus-Enjoyment? Jacques Lacan located the origin of his key notion of plus-de-jouir …

Childhood and Nation in World Cinema: Borders and Encounters since 1980

Event Date: 18-19 April 2016 Management Building Auditorium Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway presents: Childhood and Nation in World Cinema Borders and Encounters since 1980 Figuring filmic representations of the child is an important recent trend in cinema studies. Adult cultural investments in the child …

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Slavoj Žižek – Masterclass 1: Surplus-Value, Surplus-Enjoyment, Surplus-Knowledge

Event Date: 18 April 2016 Room B01 Clore Management Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities  presents: Masterclass 1:  From Pleasure-in-Pain To Surplus-Enjoyment Slavoj Žižek (International Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities) –   From Pleasure-in-Pain To Surplus-Enjoyment Jacques Lacan located the origin of his key notion of plus-de-jouir (surplus-enjoyment) in …

Richard Bessel – The Violence of Care

Event Date: 16 April 2016 Room B02 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck University of London presents: Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives In 1921, Dr Montagu Lomax published a searing indictment of Prestwich Asylum exposing an entrenched sub-culture of malpractice, negligence …

Jonathan Metzl – Bringing Weapons of Harm to Institutions of Care: Guns in Schools, Guns in Hospitals, and the Societal Implications of an ‘Open Carry’ Society in the US

Event Date: 15 April 2016 Various locations around Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck University of London presents: Cultures of Harm in Institutions of Care: Historical & Contemporary Perspectives In 1921, Dr Montagu Lomax published a searing indictment of Prestwich Asylum exposing an entrenched sub-culture of malpractice, negligence and abuse. …