Birkbeck Arts Week
23 – 28 May 2011
This year’s Arts Week includes events from across the five academic departments within Birkbeck’s School of Arts with lectures, workshops, conferences and film screenings in different locations. While the majority of our activities will be in the School at 43 Gordon Square, there will also be events in Waterstones, the National Portrait Gallery, Drill Hall, Wigmore Hall and our Stratford campus.
Professor Michael Hatt (Warwick) – England arise! Carpenter, Ashbee and the Visual Culture of Song in Late-Nineteenth-Century England
The talk will explore the relationship of art, music and sexuality in two different versions of Socialism: Edward Carpenter’s maverick Utopianism in the industrial North and Charles Robert Ashbee’s guild socialism in the Cotswolds.
Michael Hatt studied for his BA and his PhD at Birkbeck and is now Professor of History of Art at the University of Warwick. This talk is part of a larger project about homosexuality, politics and the visual imagination in late-nineteenth-century England.
Introduction by Tag Gronberg.