Transforming The Way We Think
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Visual Evidence (Ghosts - the Evidence of Spirits) Public Lecture series : 'Ghostly Language': Wordsworth's ghosts and spectral subjectivity
This lecture focuses on the Romantic poetics of memory and the spectral geography of mourning to explore how those ghostly presences, which inhabit and haunt Wordsworthian landscapes are equally those figures of a poetic past (Milton, Spenser, and Wordsworth himself) whose return, through a series of imaginative allusions, both constitute Romantic writing and point to the spectralisation of Romanticism itself in Romantic and post-Romantic writing and theory. Paradoxically, then, Romanticism comprises its own 'ghostly memory of mourned absences' and the haunted presence of its own future absence.
The project consists of three separate, but complementary strands: a lecture series, an exhibition on ‘Ghost Stories’ held in October 2015 at the Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre; and a one-day workshop to take place at the IAS on 23 February 2016. Lectures will be held fortnightly on commencing 13 October at 6:15pm in Elvet Riverside 140. Lectures and the exhibition are open to all, though attendees at the opening event of the exhibition will need to register in advance.
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2017/18 Annual Programme: Structure
Public lecture date change: Please note the starting time for Prof Boris Malomed's IAS lecture has changed from 5.30pm to 6.30pm (Holgate House, Grey College) on 1st February 2018.
- As well as giving a lecture on 8 Feb, Lord David Willetts will also debate his views with Prof Peter Coveney (UCL)… https://t.co/Fh8H7dsQlv
Tweeted 17 Jan 2018
- ‘Human Beings in the Middle of the World on the Verge of
Themselves: philosophical anthropology in the Anthropocene… https://t.co/41d6926SDY
Tweeted 16 Jan 2018