Globalization and Contemporary Culture

Event Date: 20 May 2015 Room G01 Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Globalization and Contemporary Culture This panel revisits and re-evaluates the idea of cultural globalization. Join us for a series of short talks and a film screening asking how artists engage with each other …

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Photographs of London

Event Date: 20 May 2015 Room G04 Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Photographs of London A panel discussion between photographers and historians of the medium. Speakers include: Tom Allbeson (Nottingham) on Herbert Mason, ‘St Paul’s’, 29 December 1940; Lynda Nead (Birkbeck) on Bert Hardy, ‘Life …

Interpreting Shakespeare through Performance

Event Date: 19 May 2015 Room 112 Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Interpreting Shakespeare through Performance How can performance help students to engage in analysis and interpretation of Shakespeare? This panel of university lecturers and school teachers investigates the dynamic relationship between page, stage and …

The Ex- of Experimental Cinema: the 1970s Films of Antoni Padrós

Event Date: 19 May 2015 Room 110 Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 The Ex- of Experimental Cinema: the 1970s Films of Antoni Padrós This talk focuses on the politics of marginality in the 1970s work of Catalan experimental filmmaker Antoni Padrós. It seeks to draw …

Remembering in Ruins

Event Date: 19 May 2015 Waterstone’s Book Shop Gower Street 82 Gower St, London WC1E 6EQ The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Remembering in Ruins How do we imagine ‘ruins’ in a modern world? This talk analyses ruins in which poignant remains have been preserved and turned into reminders of violent acts as well as memorials in …

Found in Translation – The Man Booker International Prize

Event Date: 18 May 2015 Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Found in Translation – The Man Booker International Prize On the eve of the prize announcement join some of this year’s Man Booker International Finalists as they discuss the impact of translation and …

Curiosity

Event Date: 18 May 2015 Birkbeck Cinema Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Curiosity The term curiosity refers to both a quality of attention and a type of object. It concerns novelty and knowledge, secrecy and display, desire and the intellect. In this interdisciplinary symposium Brian …

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Environmental Futures: Oil, Ecology, Petrocultures

Event Dates: 18  May 2015 Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Environmental Futures: Oil, Ecology, Petrocultures In the 21st century oil shapes our geopolitics and impacts upon the cost of day-to-day living. But what role does oil play within culture? This panel considers literature’s engagement with the oil …

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Birkbeck Arts Week 2015

Event Dates: 18 -22 May 2015 Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Welcome to Birkbeck’s eighth annual Arts Week – running this year from Monday 18 to Friday 22 May. The week will include lectures, readings, film screenings, taster courses, performances and …

Sacha Golob – Self-Knowledge, Agency and Self-Authorship

Event Date: 18 May 2015 Room 349 Senate House University of London London WC1E 7HU The Aristotelian Society presents: Dr Sacha Golob ((KCL) – Self-Knowledge, Agency and Self-Authorship Sacha Golob is a Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London; prior to that he was a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge. His research focuses on the intersection between the history of …