Feminist Reading Group: Atwood’s Handmaids Tale

Come join us for a discussion of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale.


3. september kl. 17:00 i UTC+02

Seminar Room 2, Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester

Feminist Reading Group: Patricia Highsmith


9 June, 4:30pm
Seminar Room 2, Ellen Wilkinson

Readings: Carol/The Price of Salt

For readings and more information join
”UoM Feminist Reading Group” on Facebook
or email
Everybody very welcome!

Research Seminar: Anna Dezeuze

AHVS Research Seminar

Dr. Anna Dezeuze

‘Interpretative Delirium': Coincidences, Premonitions and Paranoia in Surrealism and Contemporary Art

2pm, Wednesday 21st March

Room 4.05 Mansfield Cooper Building

All welcome




WJT Mitchell events

This week W.J.T. Mitchell, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Professor, University of Chicago, and Editor of Critical Inquiry this semester. A series of events of events have been organised relating to Prof. Mitchell’s visit as the EAC John Edward Taylor Fellow, taking place on 20th, 21st, and 23rd May 2014:

TUESDAY 20 MAY – 11am-1pm Masterclass: ‘Image Science’
Introduced by Dr Ben Ware (EAC)
VENUE: A4 Samuel Alexander Building.
Free and open to all. If you would like to attend this Masterclass please contact benjamin.ware@manchester.ac.uk
During his masterclass, Prof. Mitchell will discuss a chapter from his forthcoming book, Image Science.

WEDNESDAY 21 MAY – 4-6pm
Public Lecture: Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual Culture
Introduced by Prof Jackie Stacey, followed by a drinks reception
VENUE: Martin Harris Centre, John Casken Lecture Theatre

FRIDAY 23 May – 3-5 pm
Roundtable: ‘Image and Text’
Chaired by Prof Janet Wolff (EAC), with Dr Rupert Cox (Social Anthropology), Prof David Lomas (Art History and Visual Studies) and Prof W.J.T. Mitchell
VENUE: A4, Samuel Alexander Building

Everyone is invited. Apologies if you have already received this information.

His publications include: “The Pictorial Turn,” Artforum, March 1992; “What Do Pictures Want?” October, Summer 1996; What Do Pictures Want? (2005); The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon (1998); Picture Theory (1994); Art and the Public Sphere (1993); Landscape and Power (1992); Iconology(1987); The Language of Images (1980); On Narrative (1981); and The Politics of Interpretation (1984).

For further information please contact Daniela.Caselli@manchester.ac.uk

Feminist Reading Group: Simone de Beauvoir, 16 May

The University of Manchester Feminist Reading Group next meetup will be on Simone de Beauvoir

We will be reading the “Intro” and “Conclusion” of “The Second Sex” (1949)

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1469835803249845/1470348216531937/?comment_id=1470695256497233&notif_t=like#!/events/1469835803249845/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Or email: camilla.rostvik(a)postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Everybody very welcome – and bring a friend :)

Feminist Reading Group: Djuna Barnes, 23 April

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.

or email>


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