Feminist Reading Group: Djuna Barnes, 23 April

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Wed 23 April 4:30-5:45, Seminar Room 2, Ellen Wilkinson
For this meeting we will be discussing the important Modernist novel Nightwood, written by Djuna Barnes in 1936. With explicit homosexual characters, Nightwood broke boundaries in content as well as style. Dylan Thomas described Nightwood as “one of the three great prose books ever written by a woman” – a quote I’m sure we’ll discuss…

As always, this is open to everyone from ug to staff.

Read as much as you like, or get in touch for suggested chapters etc. The T.S Eliot intro is also quite interesting.

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camilla.rostvik@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

 

AHVS seminar 2 April> Lara Eggleton

‘A Profusion of Moorish Remains’: Victorian Encounters with the Islamic West
Wednesday 2 April 2014, 5pm4.05 Mansfield Cooper Building
As the nineteenth century in Britain spurned a new generation of middle-class sightseers, the remains of Islamic monuments in Western Europe increasingly represented an accessible exotic frontier. The volumes of testimonies, texts, illustrations and photographs that captured the experience of these regions also helped to shape an early historical conception of Islamic architecture in accordance with value-laden definitions of the decorative and the ornamental.
This paper will examine how Victorian encounters with Islamic architecture and ornament in former Muslim occupied regions in Spain and Portugal, as well as colonial Morocco, impacted upon perceptions of cultural difference throughout the nineteenth century. But rather than a purely Orientalist or postcolonial discussion of these texts, this paper is concerned with their anthropological dimension, critically examining the precise nature of the encounter between traveller and monument.
Dr Lara Eggleton
Sessional Lecturer in Islamic Visual Culture
Department of Art History and Visual Studies
Office Hour: Thursdays 12-1pm, Mansfield Cooper 3.12

Shimmering World: panels announced

Vendosculant / Hannah Sawtell 2012 / Image courtesy: the artist and VIlma Gold

Vendosculant / Hannah Sawtell 2012 / Image courtesy: the artist and VIlma Gold

We can now confirm that the schedule for Shimmering World: gloss, sheen and the politics of production values in contemporary culture will look like this:

10.00 – Introduction from conference organisers Paul Clinton & Luke Healey

First session (10.10-12.00)

Keynote – Dr. Tamara Trodd (University of Edinburgh)

Ian Rothwell (PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh) – ‘Bad as in Bad: Collapsing Production Values in Thomas Ruff’s Jpegs’

Harry Sanderson (artist, Arcadia Missa) – ‘In Detail: High-Definition Amplified and Amputated’

Daniel Rourke (PhD candidate, Goldsmiths College)– ‘“I like the glow that flashes red like our Krypton sun. But not this irritating noise. Make way.”’

12.00 – Break

Second session (12.20-14.10)

Keynote – David Panos (Hollybush Gardens)

Hannah Ellul (PhD candidate, Goldsmiths College) – ‘Picturing Political Agency: Anja Kirschner and David Panos’

Melissa Gronlund (co-editor, Afterall) – ‘Polyphony: The Dialogic and the Digital’

Dr. Cadence Kinsey (postdoctoral fellow, University College London) – ‘Semi-Automatic Images: from HD to materiality’

14.10 –Lunch (not provided)

Third session (15.00-17.10)

Keynote – Ed Atkins (Cabinet/Goldsmiths College)

Linda Stupart (PhD candidate, Goldsmiths College/associate lecturer, London College of Communication) – ‘Old Objects/New Materialisms’

Sheena Culley (PhD candidate, London Graduate School) – ‘The Photography of David LaChapelle: Reflections on Skin’

Shama Khanna (curator, flatness.eu) – ‘The Resistance of the Immaterial Image’

Kathy Noble (curator, Wysing Arts Centre) – ‘A Material World: The Late Late-Capitalist Body’’

5.10 – Break

5.30 – Concluding Roundtable with keynote speakers Ed Atkins, David Panos and Dr. Tamara Trodd

6.00 – End of conference

Hannah Sawtell’s contribution TBA

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Event is free but booking is essential: tickets available from Eventbrite

Feminist Reading Group: Virginia Woolf

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25th March 4:30, Room TBA

Come along to discuss one of the most influential books in the feminist canon, Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own” (1928)

Reading:
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200791h.html

Read as much as you like or get in touch for suggested chapters :)

For readings and more information join UoM Feminist Reading Group” on Facebook or email camilla.rostvik@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk 

Everybody very welcome!

Book Launch: Carol Mavor Blue Mythologies

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Book signing and launch

Thursday 13th March, 6:30pm

The Photographers’ Gallery, 16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW

Professor in Art History and Visual Studies, Carol Mavor will be in the Bookshop speaking about and launching her new book Blue Mythologies (Reaktion, 2013). 

Free event, no booking

Click for more details http://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/carol-mavor-blue-mythologies

Upcoming conference: Shimmering World

Still from ‘Ultimate Substance’ / Anja Kirschner and David Panos 2012 / 34 mins / 16:90 HD Video / Courtesy: the artists and Hollybush Gardens, London.

Still from ‘Ultimate Substance’ / Anja Kirschner and David Panos 2012 / 34 mins / 16:90 HD Video / Courtesy: the artists and Hollybush Gardens, London.

Shimmering World: gloss, sheen and the politics of production values in contemporary culture

Friday 25 April, University of Manchester (Samuel Alexander A101)

This conference discusses the emergence of a distinctive high-specification, high-gloss aesthetic across a range of practices in contemporary art. We explore the possibility that highly polished modes of production, including but not limited to the digital, can be and are being used to actively produce critical effects and affects.

Keynote speakers:

Ed Atkins (Cabinet/Goldsmiths College), David Panos (Hollybush Gardens), Hannah Sawtell (Vilma Gold/University of Reading) and Dr. Tamara Trodd (University of Edinburgh).

Speakers:

Sheena Culley (PhD candidate, London Graduate School)

Hannah Ellul (PhD candidate, Goldsmiths College)

Melissa Gronlund (co-editor, Afterall)

Shama Khanna (writer, flatness.eu)

Dr Cadence Kinsey (postdoctoral fellow, University College London)

Kathy Noble (curator, Wysing Arts Centre)

Ian Rothwell (PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh)

Daniel Rourke (PhD candidate, Goldsmiths College)

Harry Sanderson (artist, Arcadia Missa)

Linda Stupart (associate lecturer, London College of Communication)

Conference organisers: Paul Clinton & Luke Healey

Tickets available at Eventbrite

 

Suffragette Legacy conference TOMORROW

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The Suffragette Legacy conference at the People’s History Museum is tomorrow 9:30-10am. Hope to see many of you there!

Info, programme and tickets here:

http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/suffragette-legacy-conference/