T.J. Clark – Capitalism Without Images

Event Date: 27 March 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Capitalism Without Images A lecture by T.J. Clark Speaker: Professor T. J. Clark, Visiting Professor at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (Oct 2016 – Sept 2019) and Professor Emeritus of Modern Art at …

Ali Smith – Entitlement

Event Date: 25 March 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Entitlement – A Lecture by Ali Smith Speaker: Ali Smith Chair: Professor Jacqueline Rose (Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities) There’s the age of aquarius. There’s the age of enlightenment. But we’re living in the …

Sheila Heti in Conversation

Event Date: 19 March 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sheila Heti in Conversation Author Sheila Heti will be in conversation with Professor Esther Leslie (Birkbeck) Sheila Heti is the author of eight books of fiction and non-fiction, including the novels Ticknor, Motherhood, and …

Ali Smith and Marina Warner in conversation

Event Date: 18 March 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Ali Smith and Marina Warner in conversation Ali Smith and Marina Warner are writers who have both engaged with the issue of refugees and migrants in our time. Ali Smith has been centrally involved …

Feminist Flashpoints: Sexual Harassment in the Academy

Event Date: 1 March 2019 Room B04 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Feminist Flashpoints: Sexual Harassment in the Academy Recent scandals have confirmed that the issue of sexual harassment belongs at the heart of university life. The next event in our ongoing Feminist Flashpoints will feature a panel discussion …

Are Human Rights Neoliberal?

Event Date:22 November 2018 Room B34 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Are Human Rights Neoliberal? In recent years, scholars have sought to understand the simultaneous rise, from the 1970s, of neoliberalism and an individualistic, NGO-driven, politics of human rights. However, most of that scholarship maintains a narrow Eurocentric perspective. …

Words on the Move 3 – Oh Lord! Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Event Date:16 November 2018 The Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Words on the Move 3 Oh Lord! Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood SPEAKERS: David Herd (University of Kent), Fran Lock (Birkbeck), Steve Willey (Birkbeck), Daniela Cascella (Sheffield Hallam University), Luke Williams (Birkbeck), Marina Warner (Birkbeck). …

Slavoj Žižek – Sex and the Failed Absolute – Masterclass II

Event Date: 7 November 2018 Room 421 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sex and the Failed Absolute A masterclass with Slavoj Žižek Masterclass II: Figures of Post-Humanity We will tackle straight on the old metaphysical topic: is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some kind …

Agon Hamza, Frank Ruda, and Slavoj Žižek – Reading Marx

Event Date: 6 November 2018 ‘The Light’ Lecture Theatre Friends House 173-177 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Reading Marx with Agon Hamza, Frank Ruda, and Slavoj Žižek Marx’s critique of political economy is vital for understanding the crisis of contemporary capitalism. Yet the nature of its relevance and some of its key tenets …

Slavoj Žižek – Sex and the Failed Absolute – Masterclass I

Event Date: 5 November 2018 Room 421 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Sex and the Failed Absolute A masterclass with Slavoj Žižek Masterclass I: Modalities of the Absolute We will tackle straight on the old metaphysical topic: is it possible for us, finite and mortal humans, to achieve some …