A creative writing workshop with the title 'Photo-graphs of the Face: the ‘Tame’ and the ‘Mad’ Picture' will be offered on Friday Dec. 13th, 2013, by Eirini Kapsidou (Ph.D. Candidate, School of English).
This is going to take place in School of English Library (New Philosophy Building; Room 308; 3rd floor) between 18:00-20:00.
A certificate of attendance will be provided.
This event is organized in collaboration with the School of English Book Club 'Transparent Windows'.For more information about our group please click here.
In this workshop we will look at various photographs, from different periods and artists, which may either be described as “tame” or as “mad,” to use Roland Barthes’ terms. Through discussion and hands-on activities we will explore the specific characteristics that make a photo “tame” or “mad” and we will then write texts inspired by photographs. No special skills or knowledge on photography is needed in order to participate in this workshop, only enthusiasm and willingness to take part in entertaining and educational activities.
EIRINI KAPSIDOU - BIO
Eirini Kapsidou is currently teaching an Introductory Poetry course to first-year students in the Aristotle University (School of English), while also being a Ph.D. candidate in the same School in the last year of her doctorate degree. Her Ph.D. dissertation focuses on photography. She is particularly interested in the study of the representation of subjectivity in portrait photography, which she explores through various disciplines, such as philosophy, critical theory, neuroscience and, mainly, psychoanalysis. She has also taught in Anatolia College of Thessaloniki at the International Baccalaureate department as well as in other private schools.