Narrative Crossings 2018
This is a series of seminars that are addressed to students and will focus on the ways narratives travel across borders of difference, be they differences of form, medium or disciplinary knowledge and methodology. This year's seminars aim, specifically, to explore narrative forms that go beyond written and/or spoken verbal signs. We will discover the narrative possibilities of different medial environments (i.e. sound, still images, new media etc.) and see how such non-verbal narrative forms guide and shift our narrative experience when interacting with verbal ones. Each seminar focuses on a different narrative form, which participants will be invited to explore both through theoretical discussion and hands-on experiment.
Narratives of Selfhood in Tino Villanueva's Poetics
The Laboratory of Narrative Research is proud to welcome the acclaimed poet Tino Villanueva who will read a selection of his poems. Winner of the 1994 American Book Award, a painter and an avid reader of literature with a long and distinguished career at academic teaching, Villanueva explores some of the most treacherous rites to self-formation. His poetics transcend the political rhetoric of Chicanismo and often enter the darker alleys of individuation. Tino Villanueva will read his poems, comment on the intersections between art and mundane experience, and respond to questions on the narrative element(s) of his poetic expression.
The event will take place on the 18th of December, Room 308 (upstairs) between 17:00 and 18:00.
Please note that there is a limit of 25
In order to register, please contact the event coordinator, Dr. Sophia Emmanouilidou (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Friday the 15th of December.
What Is a Portrait?
Dr Glenn Jordan
13 April 2016
This seminar will begin by addressing these questions: How can we best characterise a portrait? How do portraits work? Why do portraits matter?
We will then consider questions of style, meaning and power. We will see how various modes of portraiture emphasise form, emotion or cultural politics. To explore these issues, we will look at pictures.
Poststructuralist and Queer Apporaches to Gender and the Question of "Post-feminism"
14 April 2016