Introducing the New Edition of Ralph Russell’s Anthology of Urdu Literature A Thousand Yearnings

Event Date: 24 October 2017 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Introducing the New Edition of Ralph Russell’s Anthology of Urdu Literature A Thousand Yearnings With: Professor Francis Robinson (Royal Holloway), Marion Molteno and Dr. Rakhshanda Jalil For many people, Urdu is indelibly associated with a bygone era: the cultural renaissance …

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 …

Howard Caygill – Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels – Session 3

Event Date: 27 March 2017 Room B03 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels 3 Masterclasses with Howard Caygill Professor Howard Caygill (Kingston) – Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels Session three: Saints and Soldiers: The Old and the New Religion in The Castle …

Edmund de Waal – On the Eve of Departure: Art and Exile

Event Date: 23 March 2017 Arts Two Lecture Theatre Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS The 3rd Leo Baeck Institute Biennial Lecture Organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, in collaboration with the Queen Mary University of London, School of History Edmund de Waal (Artist and author of The Hare with Amber Eyes) – On the …

Howard Caygill – Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels – Session 2

Event Date: 20 March 2017 Room G15 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels 3 Masterclasses with Howard Caygill Professor Howard Caygill (Kingston) – Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels Session two: The Trial as ‘Pornograph’ In the Yearbook of the Workers …

Howard Caygill – Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels – Session 1

Event Date: 13 March 2017 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels 3 Masterclasses with Howard Caygill Professor Howard Caygill (Kingston) – Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels Session one: Photographic Intimation: Race and Extermination in Missing Person (America) In …

Arthur Dudney – The Literature of Decline Under the Late Mughals

Event Date: 14 February 2017 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Dr Arthur Dudney (Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Cambridge) – The Literature of Decline Under the Late Mughals Introduction by Dr Gordon Johnson (RAS): ——————————- Talk: ——————————- Questions: share this entry:

Eimear McBride in Conversation with Jacqueline Rose

Event Date: 25 January 2017 Room B34 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Eimear McBride in Conversation with Jacqueline Rose Since the publication of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing in 2014 and The Lesser Bohemians this year, Eimear McBride has caused a literary sensation of a …

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

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 …

Max Porter – Grief is the Thing with Feathers

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 …