Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, Conference, events, MLAC events, Reading Groups, Research Groups

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 12 – 18 March

Monday 12th March IAS Fellows' Seminar - Towards an Aesthetics of Adaptation  13:00 -14:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Dr Pascal Nicklas (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz) In this seminar, we want to look at the theory of adaptation as a cultural and aesthetic practice. Adaptation today is the dominant practice in culture industry but… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 12 – 18 March

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Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, Conference, MLAC events, News, Reading Groups, Research Groups

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 5 – 11 March

Talks and Events Monday 5th March IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - On the ‘freedom’ and the ‘liberty’ to distort the human figure: The art of Stanley Spencer as case-study   17:30-18:30, Josephine Butler College, Professor Nigel Rapport (University of St Andrews) In this talk Professor Rapport explores ‘freedom’ and ‘liberty’ as distinct concepts in relation… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 5 – 11 March

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, events, Lecture, MLAC events, News, Reading Groups, Research Groups

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 12th – 18th February

Wednesday 14th February MLAC Work in Progress Seminar: Literature and Film with Kerstin Oloff and Stephan Ehrig 12:00, ER152 Kerstin Oloff: Energy, Food and Literature Stephan Ehrig: "Socialist Space? Approaching Modernist Space through German and British Literature and Film" Contact viktoria.ivleva@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.   Evidence in Education: challenges, lessons learnt and… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 12th – 18th February

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, events, MLAC events, PG events, Reading Groups, Research Groups

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 5th – 11th February

Talks and Events Monday 5th February IAS Fellow's Seminar - Loving Recognition: a proposal for the practical efficacy of love as a public virtue 13:00-14:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Professor Nigel Rapport (University of St Andrews) Aldous Huxley observed: ‘From solitude in the womb we emerge into solitude among our fellows, and return… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 5th – 11th February

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, events, MLAC events, PG events, Reading Groups, Research Groups

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 29th January -4th February

Talks and Events   Monday 29th January IAS Fellows' Seminar - Is philosophy necessary for all thinking and speaking? 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Vasilis Politis (Trinity College, Dublin) Plato argues that we humans must attempt to mark-off or define things, and things we cannot directly perceive by the senses, if we want… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 29th January -4th February

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, events, Lecture, News, PG events, Reading Groups, Research Groups, Workshop

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 4th-10th December

  Monday 4th December   Analysing Breaking Bad 17:30-18:45, ER157, Daniel Grausam, James Smith, Sam Thomas Breaking Bad is commonly regarded to be one of the greatest television dramas of all time. In this seminar Durham researchers will discuss how their current projects intersect with a variety of the show's themes. DANIEL GRAUSAM will discuss… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 4th-10th December

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, events, MLAC events, PG events, Reading Groups, Research Groups, Workshop

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 20th-26th November

Monday 20th November   IAS Fellow's Seminar - Music and Violence 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor William Thompson (Macquarie University, Australia) Music with themes of extreme violence is growing in popularity, attracting millions of listeners worldwide. Cannibal Corpse became the all-time top selling death metal band in the United States with albums such… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 20th-26th November

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, events, MLAC events, PG events, Reading Groups, Research Groups

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 13th-19th November

Monday 13th November   IAS Fellow’s Seminar – Politics, psychotherapy and the puzzle of dualism 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Dr Wahbie Long (University of Cape Town) One of the most contested issues in psychology has to do with the relationship of the individual to the social world. This debate arises repeatedly in the… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 13th-19th November

Author - Sarah Budasz, Blog, events, MLAC events, PG events, Reading Groups, Research Groups

MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 6th-12th November

Monday 6th November IAS Fellow’s Seminar – The Future (and) Value of Ethnography for Education: thinking forward and looking back? 13:00-14:00, IAS Seminar Room, Palace Green, Professor Dennis Beach (University of Gothenburg) Recently, when writing in the new international handbook of ethnography and education, Mats Trondman, Paul Willis and Anna Lund recalled a 1907 debate… Continue reading MLAC EVENTS BULLETIN: 6th-12th November

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The Durham Theory Reading Group

Jack Coopey is a second year PhD student in German with a passion for philosophy. When he is not working on his thesis on the concept of totality in Fredric Jameson’s work under the supervision of Dr Gerald Moore and Dr Caitríona Ní Dhúill, he runs the Durham Theory Reading Group. We met with him… Continue reading The Durham Theory Reading Group