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 …

Jhumpa Lahiri and Bill Sherman – A Conversation About Risk and Bob Dylan

Event Date: 31 October 2018 The Lecture Room Warburg Institute Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB The Warburg Institute and the Italian Cultural Institute London present: Jhumpa Lahiri and Bill Sherman – A Conversation About Risk and Bob Dylan Jhumpa Lahiri was born in London and raised in Rhode Island. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and author …

Brexit and Literature: a year from Article 50

Event Date: 27 March 2018 Room 104 Senate House, University of London Malet St Bloomsbury WC1E 7HU The Humanities and Arts Research Institute at Royal Holloway presents: Brexit and Literature: a year from Article 50 Brexit is not only political, economic and administrative: perhaps most significantly it is an event in culture, too. This conference will explore this aspect of …

The Original Writer: Reading Alan Moore

Event Date: 17 March 2018 Room 104 Senate House, University of London Malet St Bloomsbury WC1E 7HU The Humanities and Arts Research Institute at Royal Holloway presents: The Original Writer: Reading Alan Moore Alan Moore is a major contemporary British writer: perhaps the world’s leading writer of comics and graphic novels, credited with revolutionising the medium; the ‘original writer’ for …

Introducing the New Edition of Ralph Russell’s Anthology of Urdu Literature A Thousand Yearnings

Event Date: 24 October 2017 Royal Asiatic Society 14 Stephenson Way London NW1 2HD   The Royal Asiatic Society presents: Introducing the New Edition of Ralph Russell’s Anthology of Urdu Literature A Thousand Yearnings With: Professor Francis Robinson (Royal Holloway), Marion Molteno and Dr. Rakhshanda Jalil For many people, Urdu is indelibly associated with a bygone era: the cultural renaissance …

John Beverley – A new Orientalism

Event Date: 19 May 2017 Room B04 43 Gordon Sq Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London London WC1H 0PD Birkbeck School of Arts Presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 Public Talk by John Beverley: A new Orientalism One of the legacies of postcolonial criticism is the proposition that modern literature itself was complicit in the processes of European colonization …

Howard Caygill – Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels – Session 3

Event Date: 27 March 2017 Room B03 43 Gordon Square Birkbeck, University of London London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels 3 Masterclasses with Howard Caygill Professor Howard Caygill (Kingston) – Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels Session three: Saints and Soldiers: The Old and the New Religion in The Castle …

Edmund de Waal – On the Eve of Departure: Art and Exile

Event Date: 23 March 2017 Arts Two Lecture Theatre Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS The 3rd Leo Baeck Institute Biennial Lecture Organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London, in collaboration with the Queen Mary University of London, School of History Edmund de Waal (Artist and author of The Hare with Amber Eyes) – On the …

Howard Caygill – Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels – Session 2

Event Date: 20 March 2017 Room G15 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels 3 Masterclasses with Howard Caygill Professor Howard Caygill (Kingston) – Image and Accident in Kafka’s Novels Session two: The Trial as ‘Pornograph’ In the Yearbook of the Workers …