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SANITY, MADNESS AND THE FAMILY / FAMILY LIFE: an urgent retrospective

Friday 24 April 2015

Keynes Library
Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square
WC1H OPD



LES NOUVELLES ÉCRITURES
 POLITIQUES: le poète dans
 la communauté

Friday 13 February 2015

Keynes Library
Birkbeck, University of London
43 Gordon Square
WC1H OPD

Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics 

of Kinship and Community


What is a 'family'?
What is a 'community'?
What is a 'couple'?
What is a 'nation'?
What is a 'tribe'?

And how do we picture them?

Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC) exists in order to bring together academics from a range of disciplines (literature, philosophy, film and visual culture, fine art, sociology, linguistics, history, psychology) to discuss these questions and to engage in crucial debates around what constitutes 'belonging' in the so-called post-modern era. How have bonds between humans - real, ideal and sometimes imaginary - been lived, represented and conceptualised over the centuries? How have those bonds mutated across time and space? How might humans today and in the future be bound together "differently"? What prevents the realisation of bonds as yet unnamed? How might the various strands of the Arts and Humanities contribute to a new understanding of forms of relation and living together?

At BRAKC we run regular symposia, seminars, film screenings, a termly reading group, all devoted to exploring visions - old and new - of kinship and community. Our aim is to bring together theory and practice, art and empiricism, ethics and aesthetics, in order to pursue an ongoing academic project whose only rule is its collective refusal to conclude that "there is no such thing as society".

Contact BRAKC Directors, Dr. Andrew Asibong and Dr. Nathalie Wourm, at brakc@bbk.ac.uk.














 
































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