Arts Week 2013: Blogs and podcasts
Missed an event at Arts Week? Take a look at some of our blog posts or listen to podcasts to find out what happened.
- Our symposium on Science and Writing featured readings from distinguished writers of fiction, drama and poetry, a Q&A with the audience, and a roundtable discussion between writers, scientists and academics on the intersection between science and creative writing. You can read a blog post by Clare Brown, a student on Birkbeck's MA History of Art, and listen to a podcast of the event here.
- A presentation on Victorian dolls by Eugenia Gonzalez-Posse (Birkbeck) explored the Victorian fascination with the doll and the various ways in which this most fraught and symbolic of objects was brought to life in literary and cultural texts of the period. Emma Curry, a PhD student working on Dickens’s representations of objects and body parts explains why she 'definitely won’t look at my old Barbie doll collection in the same way again' in this blog post.
- Can anyone make a film? This was the controversial assertion from filmmaker Mark Lewis - Carrie Mcalinden and Meg Hanna, both students on Birkbeck’s MA Film, Television and Screen Media, Lewis's comment in their blog post.
- Linda Grant, a Birkbeck PhD student working on the Renaissance reception of Latin love elegy, writes about a lecture by Leonard Barkan, Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton, on the ‘deliciously ambiguous’ relationship between words and pictures, poetry and painting.
- Jessica Barrett, a student on Birkbeck’s MA Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance gives an account of a presentation on Shakespeare and the Senses with Mr Simon Smith, Dr Gillian Woods and Dr Derek Dunne.
- ‘What are the attractions of fantasy in a world where bodies are bombarded and oppressed?’ This is the question asked by the powerful performance of Handel's Cross - described by lecturer Dr Fintan Walsh here.
Image reproduced by permission of The Henry Moore Foundation.