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 …

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, …

Will 2017 be 1984? Rethinking Orwell’s dystopia

Event Date: 17 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 Will 2017 be 1984? Rethinking Orwell’s dystopia 1984 was conceived as a warning, not a prophecy. But are we now in Orwell’s dystopia? Decide with our panel of experts from …

The Poetics of Fragility, a film by Nicolas Grandi and Lata Mani

Event Date: 17 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 The Poetics of Fragility, a film by Nicolas Grandi and Lata Mani The Poetics of Fragility uses story, poetry and performance to explore the question of human existence and its …

Renaissance lives from the archives: grime, crime and a pirate

Event Date: 17 May 2017 Room G04 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Renaissance lives from the archives: grime, crime and a pirate How can we reconstruct the lives of Renaissance people from the archives? Panellists including Molly Murray (Columbia University), and Birkbeck’s …

Andy Smith – Dematerialising Theatre

Event Date: 15 May 2017 Room G10 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Andy Smith: Dematerialising Theatre For the last fifteen years, both alone and in collaboration with Tim Crouch (An Oak Tree, Adler & Gibb), theatre-maker Andy Smith has been involved in …