Seeing and Being Seen: Postcolonial Visual Culture and Performance

Event Date: 25 May 2012
MY120 Avenue Campus
University of Northampton
NN2 6JD

Seeing and Being Seen: Postcolonial Visual Culture and Performance

The University of Northampton is proud to present an exciting day of postcolonial performance, poetry and visual culture at Avenue Campus, School of the Arts.

The Seeing and Being Seen: Postcolonial Visual Culture and Performance Symposium will be convening at 10:30 am and starting at 11:00am, the day will begin with the unique opportunity of hearing Karthika Naїr and Slam poet Polarbear discussing their innovative and prestigious 2012 Laurence Olivier award winning dance production, ‘Desh’ before moving on to a presentation by performance artists, Dr Mark James Hamilton and Rosanna Raymond.

Themes relating to postcolonial cinema, theatre and visual culture will also be addressed by among others, Professors Dominic Alessio and Patrick Williams as well as by exciting upcoming scholars, Arifani Moyo (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Anna Maria Everding (University of Northampton).

The day will end on an upbeat note with Polarbear performing a selection of his Slam Poetry.

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Introduction by Professor Janet Wilson (Northampton)

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Karthika Nair and PolarbearThe Many Languages of Desh
[AUDIO HERE]

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Dr Mark James Hamilton and Rosanna Raymond
X-ova: Artifacts, Embodiment and Sensual Spaces

[AUDIO HERE]

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Polarbear (Poetry performance)

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Arifani MoyoPlace Imaging in South African Dance-Musical Theatre
[AUDIO HERE]

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Professor Dominic AlessioDecolonising James Cameronís Pandora: Imperial history and Science fiction
[AUDIO HERE]

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Anna Maria EverdingCinema Beyond Hollywood: Postcolonial Cinema Revisited
[AUDIO HERE]

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Panel Discussion

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Professor Patrick Williams Performing Hope: The Films of Flora Gomes

[AUDIO HERE]
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