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Arts Week 2012

Monday 14 May

  • Benjamin Wood reading from his debut novel
  • The Bellwether Revivals
  • A screening and discussion on 'post-nostalgia' in European culture and history
  • Helen Cowie's talk about the origins of the zoo in C19 Britain
  • a taster evening for students interested in studying English and Humanities, Theatre studies or Creative Writing at undergraduate level

Tuesday 15 May

  • A seminar presented by Marjorie Trusted, Senior Curator of Sculpture at the V&A, on the relationship between the two great Spanish artists, Velázquez and Picasso
  • A performance of Virginia Woolf's play, Freshwater
  • An open class in contemporary dance technique 

Wednesday 16 May

  • Readings by contemporary women poets
  • A lecture on the character of the 'gentle soldier' in Crimean narratives
  • A screening and presentation by the award-winning Brazilian filmmaker, Sandra Kogut
  • A panel discussion on emerging theatre companies 

Thursday 17 May

  • The George Steiner lecture on the history of Judaism and Jewish identity
  • A discussion on Victorian sentimentality
  • An event exploring the pros, cons and future of self-publishing 

Friday 18 May

  • Professor Shaw-Miller's inaugural lecture on the dynamics between image, music, text with the acclaimed Kreutzer String Quartet
  • A screening and book launch looking at cross-dressing in German film comedies