Feminist Reading Group: Patricia Highsmith

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

Readings: Carol/The Price of Salt

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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

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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

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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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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