May 2016 Newsletter
Welcome to our May 2016 newsletter. We were busy in April, so here’s the overview what we recorded.
As the Global Shakespeare celebrations continue thought the year, April marked the Bard’s birth – and death date, so let’s start with all matters Shakespeare:
the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar drew it’ series of talks on ‘Shakespeare and the Uncanny’ to a close with this talk:
and the annual Shakespeare Birthday lecture at the Rose Theatre Kingston contributed with:
A far bigger effort (and years of planning) was the ‘Indian Shakespeares on Screen’ conference, which took place at Asia House and the BFI London on 27 – 30 April 2016. We recorded some of the keynotes, panels and interviews with directors and screenwriters, which you can listen to here:
Two podcasts from the Royal Asiatic Society:
the latter being part of a new series of lectures ‘Britain Nepal 200′.
We have one recording from the Aristotelian Society:
The Leo Baeck Institute brought it’s lecture series ‘The Politics of Land. Archaeology, Architecture and City Planning in Israel’ to a close with this talk:
The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) at Kingston university contributed with a conference on
with contributions from Bruno Haas, Myriam Bienenstock, George di Giovanni, Paolo Diego Bubbio, Stefania Achella and Francois Kervégan.
Some of you might remember the excellent ‘Birkbeck Pain Project’ from 2011/12, and here is the continuation, or let’s say expansion of the theme, namely the Birkbeck Trauma Project, which held its first conference in April:
with great papers from Allan Young, Jonathan Metzl, Richard Bessel and others.
A conference on Childhood and Nation as represented in World Cinema took place at the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, and the keynote lectures are here:
The New Drugs Seminars from the University of Kent held their 6th workshop, this time at Liverpool’s John Morre University:
The University of Winchester, in conjunction with the Inside/Outside Europe Research Network looked at how the term ‘crisis’ could be understood in its current context by theatre and performance practitioners, with this conference:
An unusual and interesting contributiion came from the Birkbeck Institiute for Social Research:
and finally, the long-awaited masterclasses from Slavoj Žižek at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities:
- Slavoj Žižek – Masterclass 1: Surplus-Value, Surplus-Enjoyment, Surplus-Knowledge – From Pleasure-in-Pain To Surplus-Enjoyment
- Slavoj Žižek – Masterclass 2: Surplus-Value, Surplus-Enjoyment, Surplus-Knowledge – Is Surplus-Value Marx’s Name For Surplus-Enjoyment?
A lot to listen to then, and especially the conferences were very film – orientated and where possible, I added the links or clips, so there is plenty of additional material.
We also had a lot of short notice bookings, and, despite not turning down or missing a booking, please try and book your podcast requests with us in good time; last minute arrangements are always difficult.
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