Welcome to a Life in the Theatre

Event Date: 20 May 2017 Room B04 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Welcome to a Life in the Theatre The old theatre before the Court and after Bill (William) Gaskill was one of the most influential theatre directors in post-war UK theatre. …

John Beverley – A new Orientalism

Event Date: 19 May 2017 Room B04 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Public Talk by John Beverley: A new Orientalism One of the legacies of postcolonial criticism is the proposition that modern literature itself was complicit in the processes of European colonization …

Writing well and writing to get well: Nathan Filer and Agata Vitale in conversation

Event Date: 19 May 2017 Keynes Library 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Writing well and writing to get well: Nathan Filer and Agata Vitale in conversation Nathan Filer, author of the prizewinning novel The Shock of the Fall (2013), and Agata Vitale, …

America in Crisis

Event Date: 19 May 2017 Waterstones Bookshop 82 Gower St London WC1E 6EQ Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 America in Crisis Join two of Birkbeck authors for a discussion of two key moments of crisis in recent US history, the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island (1979) and Hurricane Katrina as it devastated the US Gulf …

The Sublime Real: painful excitements in eighteenth-century art and criticism

Event Date: 18 May 2017 Keynes Library 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 The Sublime Real: painful excitements in eighteenth-century art and criticism This talk on the slippery relations between art and reality starts from a much misunderstood paragraph on ‘real sympathy’ in …

Eyes, hands, hearts: Anatomy, aesthetics, and the organization of life in the Hunterian Museums

Event Date: 18 May 2017 Keynes Library 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Eyes, hands, hearts: Anatomy, aesthetics, and the organization of life in the Hunterian Museums What is the place of aesthetics in the foundations of science? A visit to the Hunterian …

Mr A moves in mysterious ways: artists from the Adamson Collection

Event Date: 18 May 2017 Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Mr A moves in mysterious ways: artists from the Adamson Collection In association with the Bethlem Gallery, join us for a panel discussion introducing a new exhibition of works from …

Speaking in Brogues

Event Date: 18 May 2017 Room B04 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Speaking in Brogues Universities tend to be multilingual communities, and for the most part, we teach and study in English. Do the sounds, rhythms and locutions of many mother tongues, …

Simondon on Technics: On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects

  Event Date: 17 May 2017 Room 5002 John Galsworthy building Kinston University Penrhyn Road campus Penrhyn Road Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents: Simondon on Technics: On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects Please join the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) for a workshop to …

Slavoj Zizek – ‘You have to be stupid to see that’: Ideology in Daily Life 2

Event Date: 17 May 2017 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7JL The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: ‘You have to be stupid to see that’: Ideology in Daily Life – A Masterclass with Slavoj Zizek Reality as Constricted Ideology Speaker: Slavoj Žižek, Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Chair: Stephen Frosh, Pro-Vice-Master …