• The Ex- of Experimental Cinema: the 1970s Films of Antoni Padrós - Professor Stephen Marsh Tuesday 19 May 2015, 6pm, Room 110, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD This talk focuses on the politics of marginality on the 1970s work of Catalan experimental filmmaker Antoni Padrós. It seeks to draw parallels between formal experiment and […]
  • Popular Art and Portuguese Identity. Anatomy of an Exhibition - Professor Anthony Shelton Thursday 21 May 2015, 6pm, Room G01, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Between the 1920s-1950s, rural popular art became an important part of the government-sponsored re-creation of Portuguese national identity and history. Books and articles were written about popular […]
  • Aesthetic Experience of Eventfulness in Photojournalism: Vicarious Eyewitness and Narrative Indexicality - Benjamim Picado Tuesday 9 June 2015, 6pm, Room B01, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD In this talk, Picado addresses the problem of pictorial systems underlying representation of historical eventfulness in photojournalism, in the context of debated claims about “indexicality” as hallmark of […]
  • Profunda superficie: el pasado no cabe en la historia - Sergio Rojas (Universidad de Chile) Thursday 30 April 2015, 6pm, Room 632, Main Building, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street (entrance via Torrington Sq.), London WC1E 7HX Cierta producción artística en la actualidad intenta hacerse cargo del agotamiento de las expectativas críticas respecto al arte. Reconocemos este fenómeno en Chile […]
  • Borges, portrait of an unexpected artist - Daniel Balderston (University of Pittsburgh) Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6.00pm, Room 354, Malet Street (entrance via Torrington Square), Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX This talk will explore Borges’s relations with drawing and painting. Norah Borges, Borges’s sister, was a well-known painter, and one of his best friends was […]
  • Nouvelle Vague Tango: Hugo Santiago’s Invasión - Brad Epps (University of Cambridge) Tuesday 2 December 6.00pm, Room 417, Malet Street (entrance via Torrington Sq.), Birkbeck, University of London, Main Building, London WC1E 7HX Invasión, one of the most celebrated and least seen and studied ‘cult’ films in the history of Argentine cinema, is rife with secrets, enigmas, […]
  • Literature in Times of Exception: Dictatorship and the Chilean Novel - Grínor Rojo (CECLA – Universidad de Chile) Friday 24 October 2014, 6pm, Room 112, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD What to read and how to read Chilean novels of the dictatorship? From non fictional to fictional narratives, an argument in favor of […]
  • Roundtable: The Flickering Darkness (Revisited) - Juan delGado Saturday 8 November 2014, 2.00-5.00pm, Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Artist Juan delGado will present his recent commission The Flickering Darkness (Revisited) alongside the work by Agata Lulkowska. A panel will analyse and reflect on his audiovisual work to improve the understanding of current food […]
  • International Conference: María Zambrano amongst the philosophers: a reconsideration - 21-22 May 2015, Keynes Library, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The purpose of this International Conference is to recuperate María Zambrano as an important 20th century thinker, and to increase the visibility of her work for an English-speaking audience. The work of […]
  • Film Screening: The days with him (Os dias com ele / Maria Clara Escobar / Brazil / 2014 / 107min) - Friday 19 June 2015, 6.00pm Room 124, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD In her first feature film, Maria Clara Escobar faces up the discoveries and frustrations on accessing the memory of a father and of a time in the Brazilian history that […]

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