Theatre Conversation: The Complete Deaths

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 20th, 2016

Event Date: 20 May 2016
Room G10
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2016

Theatre Conversation: The Complete Deaths

At the 2016 Brighton Festival, physical comedy ensemble Spymonkey will premiere The Complete Deaths – a compendious enactment of all 75 on-stage deaths found in Shakespeare.  Join the show’s director Tim Crouch (An Oak Tree, The Author, Adler & Gibb) and critic Andrew Dickson (New Yorker, New Statesman, Guardian) for a conversation about the deaths incarnated in Shakespeare’s plays and the show’s distinctive approach to re-imagining them.

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You must Mutate: Toby Litt and Caroline Edwards Discuss the Future of Fiction

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 20th, 2016

Event Date:20 May 2016
Room B04
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2016

You must Mutate: Toby Litt and Caroline Edwards Discuss the Future of Fiction

Taking Toby Litt’s new collection of non-fiction essays, Mutants (Seagull Books, 2016), as a starting point, Toby and Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck) will discuss developments in contemporary fiction as it attempts to deal with an increasingly fast-paced technological world.

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Lewis Gordon – O, Kanthropology: Moving on, Fanthropologically, in Africana Philosophy

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 20th, 2016

 

Event Date: 20 May 2016
Room 0002,
John Galsworthy building,
Penrhyn Road campus,
Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT1 2EE

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents:

Professor Lewis Gordon (Birkbeck/UCONN-Storrs) – O, Kanthropology: Moving on, Fanthropologically, in Africana Philosophy

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Eric Laurent – Contemporary Symptoms

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 19th, 2016

 

Event Date: 19 May 2016
Lecture Theatre E002, Granary Building,
Central Saint Martins,
London N1C 4AA

 

 

 

The MA Psychoanalysis at Kingston University, and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Art and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins present:

Eric LaurentContemporary Symptoms

Éric Laurent is a psychoanalyst and former president of the World Association of Psychoanalysis. Trained by Jacques Lacan in the 1970s, Éric Laurent was a member of the directorate of the École freudienne de Paris at the time of the School’s dissolution in 1980 and has been a member of the École de la Cause freudienne since its inception. He was editor-in-chief of La Cause freudienne from 1992 to 1994 and currently teaches within the framework of the Clinical Section of the Department of Psychoanalysis at University Paris-VIII.

Introduction by Véronique Voruz (Dept. Psychoanalysis, Kingston University, London):

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Mark Crinson – Brutalism: from New to Neo

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 19th, 2016

Event Date: 19 May 2016
Room Mal 153
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2016

Brutalism: from New to Neo

The last few years have seen a wealth of publications and exhibitions about Brutalism, yet without any quite seeming definitive. This talk from Professor Mark Crinson (Manchester) sifts through them, and attempts to separate what they say about our present preoccupations from what they say about the past. What was Brutalism? Why does it still seem to separate us into either ardent advocates or angry critics? This public talk looks ahead to Professor Crinson joining History of Art at Birkbeck. This event is presented by Birkbeck’s Architecture Space and Society Centre.

Professor Mark Crinson (Manchester) – Brutalism: from New to Neo

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Stella Sandford – Reception is Everything: Kant, Race and Disciplinary Bad Faith

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 19th, 2016

 

Event Date: 19 May 2016
Room 0002,
John Galsworthy building,
Penrhyn Road campus,
Penrhyn Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT1 2EE

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) presents:

Professor Stella Sandford (Kingston) – Reception is Everything: Kant, Race and Disciplinary Bad Faith

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Max Porter – Grief is the Thing with Feathers

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 18th, 2016

Event Date: 18 May 2016
Room B04
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2016

Max Porter: Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Max Porter’s debut novel, Grief is the Thing With Feathers (Faber, 2015) tells the story of a family torn apart by the sudden death of a mother. The father, a Ted Hughes scholar, and his two sons are visited by Crow, part-trickster, part-Mary Poppins, part-Freudian nightmare, an imaginary being who vows to stay with them until they have worked through their loss. Poetic and formally innovative, Grief marks the emergence of a radically original literary talent. Hear Max Porter discuss his critically acclaimed book with Birkbeck academic and novelist Mark Blacklock.

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Cam Sharp Jones – Indian Tribal Ethnography in the 19th century

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 17th, 2016

Event Date: 17 May 2016
Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
London NW1 2HD

 

The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Cam Sharp Jones (Manchester) – Indian Tribal Ethnography in the 19th century

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The Radical Politics of Birkbeck’s Past

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 16th, 2016

Event Date: 16 May 2016
Room 101
Birkbeck College
30 Russell Square
London WC1B

The Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life presents:

The Radical Politics of Birkbeck’s Past

Richard Clarke in Conversation with Jason Edwards

 Come along and hear how central Birkbeck was to providing working-class Londoners access to real education in an era when such ideas were considered radical and potentially dangerous. In his research Richard Clarke has identified, and visited, the sites of the Birkbeck Bank, its Land and Building Societies and the Birkbeck Estates (including the Birkbeck Railway Station), the Birkbeck Schools, and the four remaining Birkbeck pubs (two of which still serve alcohol). Through his investigations he has revealed the hidden history that Birkbeck played in changing the physical as well as the political landscape of London.

There are many grand institutions in London that have a lauded and venerable history but the significant role Birkbeck played in challenging a social order that deprived London’s working people of a decent home, the vote and an education is not widely known. In the run up to Birkbeck’s bicentenary in 2023 it’s high time that that we revisited Birkbeck’s radical past concealed within London’s streets.

Richard Clarke was Senior Lecturer in Conservation at Birkbeck College and Director of the University of London Centre for European Protected Area Research (CEPAR) until 2012. Amongst many other interests Richard has undertaken a truly fascinating study of 19th century suburbanisation in relation to the Birkbeck Land and Building Society. He has examined the relationship between 19th century contested (individual and collective) models of useful knowledge and ‘self-help’ and their manifestation in working-class housing in the activities of the Birkbeck Bank and Building Society (once the largest in the world) and education through Birkbeck Schools, which pioneered what were then progressive teaching techniques.

Jason Edwards is a lecturer in politics in the Department of Politics, Birkbeck. Jason is a political theorist with interests in political sociology and the history of political thought. Jason is an expert in radical politics. His book The Radical Attitude and Modern Political Theory (London: Palgrave Macmillan) was published in 2007 and he continues to return to the theme throughout his writing.

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Local Government Sustaining the Arts: an Oxymoron for Heretics

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 16th, 2016

Event Date: 16 May 2016
Room Mal 417
Birkbeck Main Building
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2016

Local Government Sustaining the Arts: an Oxymoron for Heretics

Local government in England invests more in the arts than the Arts Council. In November 2015, the Comprehensive Spending Review saw funding to local government fall by a further 24%. Councils have to make difficult decisions. How is local government support for the arts changing? What will the future look like? Carole Stewart, Assistant Director of Arts Heritage and Libraries at London Borough of Ealing will explore the changes and the ways in which councils are responding to the choices in funding and sustainability for the arts.

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