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Law School Virtual Public Lecture - ‘‘Flirting’ with Fascism: The Thin White Duke, Art and Ethical Limits

The Law School invites you to the following Virtual Public Lecture on Thursday 28 January 2021 at 5:00pm.

Guest Speaker: Professor Alex Sharpe (Law School University of Warwick)

Chair: Alan Norrie

‘Flirting’ with Fascism is part of a forthcoming book of essays titled: David Bowie at the Limits of Law: Essays on Difference, Authenticity, Ethics, Art and Love (Routledge, 2021). The book contains a collection of five essays. Each will bring to life, through the artist and artworks of David Bowie, a particular theoretical idea, creative methodology or ethical debate that has contemporary relevance within the fields of law, social theory, ethics and/or art. The book is aimed at both academic and non-academic audiences. Therefore, one of its aims is to render ideas more accessible. What unites the essays is that they all point to a beyond law. To the fact that law is not enough, or to be more precise, too much, too much to bear. For those of us who, like Bowie, see art, creativity and love as what ought to be the central organising principles of life, law will not do. In the face of its certainties, its rigidities, its conceits, the essays, through Bowie, call forth the monster who laughs at the law, celebrate inauthenticity as a deeper truth, explore the ethical limits of art, cut-up the laws of writing, and embrace that which is most antithetical to law, love.

Please use the following link to register your interest in attending