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Research Seminars 2005 to 2006

All seminars are on Wednesdays, 5pm in Room H502. Staff and students from all faculties are very welcome. Wine will be served following discussion. Please contact Emma Mason for further details.

Autumn Term


Week 2:
(October 12)

Nayantara Sahgal

A Reading and Discussion
 

Week 4: (October 19)

Elizabeth Barry, Thomas Docherty, Nick Lawrence, Neil Lazarus, Pablo Mukherjee, Stephen Shapiro and Rashmi Varma

The Future of Comparative Literary Studies: a roundtable
 

Week 5: (October 26)

John McGowan (North Carolina)

Sufficient Unto the Day: Arendt, Ishiguro, and the Banality of Evil
 

Week 7 (November 9)

Marilyn Gaull (New York)

From the Fossils to the Clones
 

Week 9: (November 23)

Anthony Bale (Birkbeck)

Anti-semitism, affect and the late-medieval cartoon strip
 

Spring Term


Week 3
: (January 18)

Jason Rudy (Maryland)

Tennyson’s Electric Meters
 

Week 5: (February 1)

Nicola McDonald (York)

Eating up the Turk, Medieval and Modern
 

Week 8: (February 22)

Sam Durrant (Leeds)

The Invention of Mourning in Post apartheid Literature
 

Week 9: (March 1)

Carolyn Burdett (London Metropolitan)

Automata, Aesthetics and Empathy: Theories of Body, Mind and Art at the End of the Nineteenth Century
 

Week 10: (March 8)

Keya Ganguly (Minnesota)

Traditional and Critical Theory, Take Two: Some Lessons for Postcolonial Studies
 

Summer Term


Week 3
: (May 3)

Benita Parry

A Third-World Aesthetic?