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Clouds: Objects, Metaphor, Phenomena

Event Dates: 19 May 2014
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2014

Welcome to Birkbeck’s seventh annual Arts Week – running this year from Monday 19 to Friday 23 May. The week will include lectures, readings, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions and is our annual showcase of the varied enterprises of Birkbeck academics, on topics both public and scholarly.

The programme of events reflects the liveliness of teaching and research within Birkbeck’s School of Arts, whose internationally renowned academics address some of the most important issues that affect our society today.

Clouds: Objects, Metaphor, Phenomena

Clouds are not only meteorological phenomena: they are also ethereal bodies with a long history of association with the emotions and with literary and social metaphor. Join Dr Vladimir Jankovic (Manchester), Dr Richard Hamblyn (Birkbeck) and Professor Esther Leslie (Birkbeck) for a discussion about clouds from eighteenth-century meteorology and Romantic poetry to nuclear mushrooms and cloud computing.

Introduction by Dr Emily Senior (Birkbeck):

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Dr Richard Hamblyn (Birkbeck):

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Dr Vladimir Jankovic (Manchester):

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Professor Esther Leslie (Birkbeck):

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