Simon Callow – The 2014 Garrick Lecture

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 25th, 2014

                                                       

Event Dates: 25 June 2014
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL

Kingston University and the Rose Theatre Kingston present:

The 2014 Garrick Lecture

by

Simon Callow CBE

Simon Callow CBEThe 2014 Garrick Lecture

David Garrick’s Kingston connections date from 1754, when he bought the house beside the Thames known ever after as Garrick’s Villa, and built his Shakespeare Temple, where he would be famously painted by Zoffany. So, as part of the 2014 Kingston Connections programme of events, Kingston University and the Rose Theatre will jointly host an academic conference to celebrate the great Shakespearean actor and director and commemorate his legacy to the Royal Borough.

Actor, manager, playwright, versifier, Garrick excelled in many parts, and was possibly both the most praised and vilified cultural celebrity of his generation. Authors whose plays he rejected and performers he did not employ were not sparing in their attacks. “Garrick and Shakespeare” seeks therefore to focus on his achievements as a Shakespearean interpreter and impresario, and to re-examine Garrick’s controversial reputation.

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Freud and Philosophy

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 12th, 2014


 

 

Event Date: 12 June 2014
Room G04
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) in collaboration with Departments of Psychosocial Studies and Law at Birkbeck College, University of London present:

Freud and Philosophy

A Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) workshop in collaboration with Departments of Psychosocial Studies and Law at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Speakers: Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck, University of London), Philippe Van Haute (Radboud University, Nijmegen) Stephen Frosh (Birkbeck, University of London) and Stella Sandford (CRMEP, Kingston University)

Professor Philippe Van Haute (Radboud University, Nijmegen) – Freud against Oedipus:

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Dr Stella Sandford (CRMEP, Kingston University) – The Epistemology of The Interpretation of Dreams:

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Dr Lisa Baraitser (Birkbeck, University of London) – The Case of Psychic Reality:

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 About the speakers:

Lisa Baraitser is Reader in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London and a psychotherapist in independent practice. She is the co-founder of MaMSIE (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics), an international research network on motherhood and the maternal, and co-editor of the journals Studies in the Maternal and Studies in Gender and Sexuality.  Her research has centred on figurations and representations of the maternal in psychic and social life, working at the interface between psychoanalysis, feminist theory, and philosophies of ethics, affect, materiality, temporality and event. She is the author of Maternal Encounters: The Ethics of Interruption (Routledge, 2009), winner of the Feminist and Women’s Studies 2009 book prize for outstanding feminist scholarship, and a forthcoming co-edited collection, A Feeling for Things: Conversations in and around the work of Jane Bennett (Punctum, 2014) with Michael O’Rourke. Her current work is on time, tracking forms of affective sociality that persist under neoliberal conditions through forms of ‘suspended’ temporalities.

Philippe Van Haute is Professor of Philosophical Anthropology at Radboud University Nijmegen and a practicing psychoanalyst of the Belgian School of Psychoanalysis, of which he was president from 2006-2009. He has been a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study since 2010. His research focuses on the relation between psychoanalysis and philosophy and more particularly on the importance and significance Freudian thinking (and psychoanalytic thinking at large) for a contemporary philosophical anthropology. He is a founding member of the Symposium Phaenomenologicum that convenes every year in Perugia (Italy), of the Freud Research Group (www.psycho-analyse.be) and of the Société Internationale de Psychanalyse et de Philosophie/International Society for Psychoanalysis and Philosophy (www.sipp-ispp.org). He edits a series on ‘Figures of the Unconscious’ at Louvain University Press. His books include: (with Tomas Geyskens) Towards a Non-oedipal Psychoanalysis? Clinical Anthropology of Hysteria in Freud and Lacan (Louvain University Press, 2012); (with Tomas Geyskens) From Death Drive to Attachment Theory (Other Press, 2007); (with Tomas Geyskens) Confusion  of Tongues. The Primacy of Sexuality in Freud, Ferenczi and Laplanche (Other Press, New York, 2004); and Against Adaptation (Other Press, 2002).

Stella Sandford is Associate Professor in Modern European Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University. Her research centres around issues in the philosophy of sex and gender and on the relations between philosophy and feminist theory and psychoanalytical theory. She is the author of Plato and Sex (Polity, 2010), How to Read Beauvoir (Granta/Norton, 2006) and The Metaphysics of Love: Gender and Transcendence in Levinas (Athlone/Continuum, 2000) and co-editor (with Mandy Merck) of Further Adventures of the Dialectic of Sex: Critical Essays on Shulamith Firestone (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). She has recently collaborated with Étienne Balibar on an English edition of his Identité et différence (Identity and Difference: John Locke and the Invention of Consciousness, Verso 2013), and has been working with colleagues at CRMEP on a project on transdisciplinarity. She is a long-standing member of the Radical Philosophy editorial collective.

 

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Elissa Marder – Dream and the Guillotine: Femininity, Photography and Other Scenes of Fixation

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 9th, 2014

Event Date: 9 June 2014

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
50 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3DP

The London Graduate School presents:

Professor Elissa Marder (Emory University) – Dream and the Guillotine:  Femininity, Photography and Other Scenes of Fixation

What is the relation between the singular unreality of the world of a dream and the guillotine, that exemplary enlightenment machine that transformed the legal administration of capital punishment into a public spectacle of the moment of death? I read these two seemingly opposed and unconnected figures through each other in order to explore how Freud’s descriptions of the formal qualities of the dream-work enter into—and complicate—our understanding of how events and actions become visible and readable in the so-called real world. The dream and the guillotine communicate with one another because they both stage scenes of a very particular kind.

The question of female sexuality both defines and undermines the category of the human for Freud.  Female sexuality both establishes the universal foundations of the metapsychology and is excluded from it.  In his short and provocative case history, “A Case of Paranoia Running Counter to the Disease” (the first devoted to a female patient after Dora), Freud introduces the notion of “primal fantasies” and links that notion to the (imagined) images of being photographed that haunt and obsess his female patient.  Freud not only associates photography with unconscious images about female sexuality produced by a female patient, but he also takes on the role of unconscious photographer by casting the woman in the place of a camera in his narrative account. By looking at the way femininity and fixation come together in this powerful text, I discuss why Freud attributes quasi-photographic powers to female sexuality as a means of trying to produce a figure for unseen and un-seeable images that come from a primal and unrecoverable past.

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Regina Schwartz – Law and love in The Merchant of Venice

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 8th, 2014

                                                       

Event Date: 8 May 2014
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL

 

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars

 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 Night’s Dream”. But KiSS also commemorates Kingston’s historic connection with Shakespeare, which goes back to David Garrick – who lived here, and built the beautiful Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames – and to the very first royal performances of some of his greatest plays in the Great Hall at Hampton Court.

Professor Regina Schwartz (Northwestern) – Law and love in The Merchant of  Venice

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Andreas Höfele – German Shakespeare and the 19th century myth of Julius Caesar

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 1st, 2014

                                                       

Event Date: 1 May 2014
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL

 

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars

 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 Night’s Dream”. But KiSS also commemorates Kingston’s historic connection with Shakespeare, which goes back to David Garrick – who lived here, and built the beautiful Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames – and to the very first royal performances of some of his greatest plays in the Great Hall at Hampton Court.

Shakespeare Birthday Lecture: Professor Andreas Höfele (Munich) -  German Shakespeare and the 19th century myth of Julius Caesar

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Paul Raffield – Shakespeare, Common Law, and the idyll of Albion: Laws and lawyers in Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2

in Academic Service - Archive by on April 10th, 2014

                                                       

Event Date: 10 April 2014
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL

 

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars

 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 Night’s Dream”. But KiSS also commemorates Kingston’s historic connection with Shakespeare, which goes back to David Garrick – who lived here, and built the beautiful Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames – and to the very first royal performances of some of his greatest plays in the Great Hall at Hampton Court.

Professor Paul Raffield (Warwick) – Shakespeare, Common Law, and the idyll of Albion: Laws and lawyers in Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2

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John Macarthur- Kurt Schwitters and Walter Benjamin: The Modernity of the Baroque and Romanticism

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 27th, 2014

Event Date: 27 March 2014

Swedenborg Hall
20-21 Bloomsbury Way,
London, WC1A 2TH

 

 

 

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

Professor John Macarthur (University of Queensland) – Kurt Schwitters and Walter Benjamin: The Modernity of the Baroque and Romanticism

Professor John Macarthur directs the research centre ‘Architecture.Theory.Criticism.History’ (ATCH) at the University of Queensland, Australia. His research in the history and theory of architecture has focused on the conceptual framework and the history of picturesque aesthetics. His book, The Picturesque: Architecture, Disgust and Other Irregularities, was published by Routledge in 2007. He is currently researching projects on the Baroque in the 20th century, on architectural aesthetics, and on the architecture of Queensland. He is also an active critic of contemporary architecture. He is currently Visiting Professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

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Lorna Hutson – Are those circumstances really necessary? The example of Romeo and Juliet

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 20th, 2014

                                                       

Event Date: 20 March 2014
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL

 

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars

 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 Night’s Dream”. But KiSS also commemorates Kingston’s historic connection with Shakespeare, which goes back to David Garrick – who lived here, and built the beautiful Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames – and to the very first royal performances of some of his greatest plays in the Great Hall at Hampton Court.

Professor Lorna Hutson (St Andrew’s) – Are those circumstances really necessary? The example of Romeo and Juliet

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Andrew Zurcher – Gift and Condition in King Lear

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 13th, 2014

                                                       

Event Date: 13 March 2014
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL

 

The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars

 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 Night’s Dream”. But KiSS also commemorates Kingston’s historic connection with Shakespeare, which goes back to David Garrick – who lived here, and built the beautiful Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames – and to the very first royal performances of some of his greatest plays in the Great Hall at Hampton Court.

Dr Andrew Zurcher (Cambridge)  – Gift and condition in King Lear

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Nina Power – Philosophy and the collective

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 13th, 2014

 

Event Date: 13 March 2014

Swedenborg Hall
20-21 Bloomsbury Way,
London, WC1A 2TH

 

 

 

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

Dr Nina Power (Roehampton) – Philosophy and the Collective

Nina Power is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Roehampton University. She studied for her PhD in the CRMEP (awarded 2006). Her publications include One Dimensional Woman (2009) and an edited collection of Badiou’s writings, On Beckett (2003, with Alberto Toscano). She has written widely on philosophies and politics of the subject, atomism, Marx and Marxism and Feuerbach. She is the reviews editor for The Philosophers’ Magazine.

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