The Lectures in Media / Arts / Politics continue!!! Spread the word, mark the dates, but above all: drop by!
On WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14TH we will kick off this years’ sessions with four mini-lectures, or pitches, by young LUCAS-NICA-scholars who have recently embarked on their research projects.
Each presentation will confront us with a cultural object that raises a series of theoretical questions that will be at the heart of their research projects. We will focus on the question: how do we combine an analysis of a specific case with a discussion of larger theoretical questions?
- Looi van Kessel (LUCAS), “Writing against the Closet.” On James Purdy, homophobia & gay activism.
- Wouter Oomen (NICA, Utrecht University), “Mediated Suffering.” On Charity Fundraising in a Globalized World.
- Anna Volkmar (LUCAS), “Touring the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.” On Post-nuclear Landscapes.
- Tessa de Zeeuw (LUCAS), “The Criminal Procedure as Cultural Technique.” On Lucia de B., Calculation & Statistics.
The discussion will be introduced by Pepita Hesselberth & moderated by Yasco Horsman.
Venue: Leiden University, LIPSIUS (Cleveringaplaats 1), room 148.
Date: October 14th, 17h-18h30.
LUCAS Lectures in Media / Arts / Politics is a series of monthly talks in which speakers from various academic backgrounds and in different stages of their careers reflect on diverging ways in which technological and social transformations challenge and transform the cultural and political conditions of our existence.
Time: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 17-18:30, LIPSIUS, Leiden University.
Mark the Dates! October 14th, November 18th, December 16th, February 17th, March 16th, April 20th, May 18th
For this semester’s program and details go to:http://www.hum.leiden.edu/lucas/news-events/lectures-media-arts-politics.html