Leila presented a paper at Affective Landscapes, entitled, 'Materiality, affect and the post-human'.
The Social Theory Centre, in conjunction with the Warwick Research Collective (WreC) and the Institute for Advanced Studies invite you to an interdisciplinary Roundtable Event:
AFTER GLOBALIZATION (OR, THE PROBLEM WITH LIBERALISM).
Lead Discussant: Professor Imre Szeman, Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and Professor of English,Film Studies and Sociology at the University of Alberta, IAS Visiting Fellow, Author of After Globalization(Blackwell, 2011)http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/ias/visitingfellows/2011-12alphabeta/szeman
Professor Neil Lazarus, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies
Dr Nick Lawrence, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies
Dr Claire Blencowe, Department of Sociology
Dr Iain Pirie, Department of Politics and International StudiesChair: Dr Gurminder Bhambra, Director, Social Theory Centre Wednesday 30 May, 3-5pm, IAS Seminar Room, (F204) Millburn House
"Cinema & Humanidades: Ciências Sociais em Tela" [Cinema & Humanities: Social Sciences on Screen] event, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil
Last November, Aécio presented a paper entitled 'Tecnologia, experiência e memória em Memento'. He developed the theme of embodiment and the technological propitiation of memory by means of an approach to the movie 'Memento', by Christopher Nolan. The main argument is that the movie is representative of a set of issues typical of the experience of contingency that arises out of contemporary technological culture.
This paper will soon be available in the following publication:
AMARAL, Aécio. Objetos técnicos e memória: escrita e mímesis em ‘Amnésia’ [Memento]. in Samir Perrone (org.) Cinema & Humanidades: ensaios multidisciplinares. João Pessoa: Editora da UFPB, 2012. (forthcoming)
Leila Dawney delivered a paper on the Figure of Authority, at the Spring Festival of the Social Sciences on the 29th April.