Dr Laura Davies runs a two-day public event exploring literature, death and dying, Cambridge Central Library, 19-20 July 2019

Dr Laura Davies (King’s College) is running a two-day public event on death and literature at Cambridge Central Library, Friday 19 July-Saturday 20 July.   The event, which includes workshops, activities, archaeology, is part of What is a good death?, a research and public impact project at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, bringing past […]

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CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Climate Fictions / Indigenous Studies’, 24-25 January 2020, University of Cambridge

Critical Indigenous studies can neither be perceived as niche, nor trivialized as topical. In the way climate-capitalism has become an existential threat, a sincere engagement with Indigenous knowledges has become ineluctable. This conference seeks to initiate a multidisciplinary conversation on climate change, as conceived by, and re-inscribed within, Indigenous literatures. So far within the small […]

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Dr Sophie Seita’s monograph ‘Provisional Avant-Gardes’ out now from Stanford University Press, July 2019

Sophie Seita, Provisional Avant-Gardes: Little Magazine Communities from Dada to Digital (Stanford University Press, 2019) What would it mean to be avant-garde today? Arguing against the notion that the avant-garde is dead or confined to historically “failed” movements, this book offers a more dynamic and inclusive theory of avant-gardes that accounts for how they work […]

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Sophie Seita performs Les Bijoux Indiscrets, or, Paper Tigers, 4.30pm, Saturday 6 July, SPACE, Mare St, Hackney

LIVE PERFORMANCE Sophie Seita performs Les Bijoux Indiscrets, or, Paper Tigers 4.30pm Sat 6 Jul, SPACE Mare St with: Emma Attwood, Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain, Simone Kearney, Erin Robinsong, Jocelyn Spaar, and Naomi Woo In her closing performance, artist Sophie Seita explores a whimsical and magical world of female friendship and immodesty, where jewels sing and books talk […]

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Dr Ewan Jones awarded Riksbankens Jubileumsfond fellowship

Ewan Jones has been awarded a Riksbankens Jubileumsfond fellowship, which will permit him to spend the academic year 2019/2020 at the School of Advanced Study in Uppsala. During this time he will complete his second book, which gives an account of the history of the concept of rhythm. http://www.swedishcollegium.se/subfolders/News/2019/Fellows_2019-20_190618.html

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