Event Date: 23 May 2015
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL
Shakespeare and Waste
Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS), part of the London Graduate School, announces the launch of Kingston Shakespeare Seminar in Theory (KiSSiT): a series of seminars and conferences for postgraduate students and early career scholars with an interest in Shakespeare, philosophy and theory. The program will be committed to thinking through Shakespeare about urgent contemporary issues in dialogue with the work of past and present philosophers – from Aristotle to Žižek.
It is intended that one-day KiSSiT conferences will be held three times a year at the Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames, which was developed by the great director Sir Peter Hall to be a ‘teaching theatre’, where actors and academics would work together. KiSSiT events will be free and open to all.
The inaugural KiSSIT conference will take place at the Rose Theatre on Saturday 23 May, 2015, on the theme of SHAKESPEARE AND WASTE Confirmed speakers include Scott Wilson (Kingston University) and Peter Smith (Nottingham Trent University).
Scott Wilson (Kingston University) – ‘Vile Jellies’: Bataille, Shakespeare and the Exhumanities
Chair: Johann Gregory (University of East Anglia)
Introduction by Johann Gregory (University of East Anglia):
Peter Smith (Nottingham Trent) – ‘Rude Wind’: King Lear – Canonicity versus Physicality
Chair: Timo Uotinen (Royal Holloway)
Introduction by Timo Uotinen (Royal Holloway):
Concluding roundtable discussion with Stephen Unwin, Aleksandra Sakowska, Scott Wilson, Peter Smith, Ildikó Solti and Andrew Jarvis. Chaired by Anne Sophie Refskou