Reading Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of...
The next meeting of the Merleau-Ponty reading group will take place on Thursday 2 February 2012 in G1, Laurie Grove Baths, Goldsmiths at 2pm. We’ll be embarking on Part II The World as Perceived. Discussion will be focused on ‘The theory of the body is already a theory of perception’, pp.235-9. and ‘Sense perception’, pp.240-282. (Routledge edition) All Welcome.
film night - The Skin I Live In (2011)
In conjunction with my Text and Image lecture series (open to the public, click here for info) - the first Monday night film of the new season will be Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In (2011). An upside-down inside-out version of Frankenstein. Stockholm syndrome has never looked so good. Monday 16 January 2012, 7.15pm Council Room, Laurie Grove Baths, Laurie Grove, New Cross. All...
politics of publishing
Went to an interesting event at the British Academy yesterday on Open Access publishing. Some important points to think about: - How print-on-demand can screw you over - Having extolled the virtues of print on demand to anyone willing to listen, it had never occurred to me that this mode of publishing could be put to such nefarious ends. Distracted by the benefits - ongoing availability,...
Text and Image lecture series
Starting next Monday 9 January at 11am, my Text and Image lecture series at Goldsmiths will be open to the public. Course Outline: What are the limits of representation? How is the limit represented? These are the questions which will drive our investigations into the relationship between textual and visual forms of representation whilst persistently calling into question notions of ‘text’ and...
Writing on the wall, er, board
A nice example of collective writing. Especial nod to Alice Corble and Kevin Molin.
Monday Night Film - New Season
Monday night films at the Centre for Cultural Studies will start up again from 16 January 2012. Films have been selected in relation to the ‘Text and Image’ and ‘Cultural Studies and Capitalism’ MA courses. Both courses have their lectures open to the public. Visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/cultural-studies/ for more info. 16 January - The Skin I Live In (dir. Pedro...