Monday 17 September 2012

CIDRAL events this year

CIDRAL 2012-3
Annual Theme: Public Intellectuals
All lectures 5-7pm in John Casken Lecture Theatre (unless stated otherwise).
Martin Harris Arts Centre, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road M13 9PL.

Tuesday 13 November            Professor Thomas Elsaesser
                                                (University of Amsterdam/IKKM Weimar)
                                                “How to Create a Public Intellectual, Posthumously”
                                                SALC Launch: Closing Event

Thursday 15 November          Dr Katherine O’Donnell (University College Dublin)
                                                in conversation with Dr Eleanor Casella (Arch., SALC)
                                                “Ireland's Magdalene Laundry System
                                                1922-1996: Sin and the Public Sphere”
                                                Event starts at 6pm

Tuesday 27 November            Dr Michael Mack (University of Durham)
                                                “Revisiting the Two Cultures Debate:
                                                Affect, Economics and Science”

Tuesday 5 February                Professor Ranjana Khanna (Duke University)
                                                and Professor Carol Mavor (AHVS)
                                                In conversation on Franz Fanon

Tuesday 12 February              Professor Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University)
                                                “The New Language of Politics?”
                                                CIDRAL with LEL

Wednesday 20 February         Professor Vijay Mishra
                                                (Oxford University and Murdoch University, Australia)
                                                "In the Salman Rushdie Archive"
                                                CIDRAL with EAS and Drama
                                                This event starts at 6pm
Monday 25 February              Susie Orbach in conversation (tbc)

Tuesday 5 March                    Professor Susan Bassnett FRSL
                                                (University of Warwick)
                                                “Translating Today’s World”

Thursday 14 March                 Symposium: The History of the Public Intellectual
                                                Organised by Professor Stuart Jones (History)

Monday 18 March                  Professor Michael Lambek (University of Toronto)
                                                “Continuous and Discontinuous Persons:
                                                Reflections on Ethical Life”
                                                CIDRAL with Anthropology

Friday 22 March                     Music and Public Engagement in Manchester
                                                CIDRAL with ICP

Tuesday 23 April                    Dr Margaret Reynolds (Queen Mary)
                                                “Poetry and People: The Real Language
                                                of Men (and Woman and Children)”

Monday 10 June                     Professor Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago)
                                                in conversation with David Alderson (EAS) and others,
                                                on Cruel Optimism (2011) and Public Feelings Project

Masterclasses will normally be held with speakers on the day after these events (see website for details). In addition, we are pleased to announce a new initiative on theory for all postgraduates and academic staff:

CIDRAL Theory Intensives 2012-13

Wednesday 21 Nov: 2-4pm                Dr David Alderson (EAS)
                                                            On Herbert Marcuse

Wednesday 28 Nov: 10-12pm            Dr Michael Mack
                                                            (University of Durham)
                                                            On Hannah Arendt

Wednesday 5 Dec: 4-6pm                  Professor Vicki Kirby (UNSW, Australia)
                                                            and Professor Joanna Hodge (MMU)
                                                            On Derrida and Technicity

Tuesday 5 Feb: 5-7pm                        Professor Ranjana Khanna (Duke University)
                                                            and Professor Carol Mavor (AHVS)
                                                            On Franz Fanon

Wednesday 6 March: 2-4pm               Professor Jeremy Tambling (EAS)
                                                            On Melanie Klein

The next CIDRAL Book launch will take place on Tuesday 11 December at 5.30pm at Blackwell Bookshop.

For more information
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