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December 2017

School of Art PhD seminar: Untimely meditations

December 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Seminar room (F.05), Birmingham School of Art, Margaret Street
Birmingham , B3 3BX
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Dr Mark Walker | Untimely Meditations (2): Late Foucault "What I would like to stress...is this: there is no establishment of the truth without an essential position of otherness; the truth is never the same; there can be truth only in the form of the other world and the other life (l'autre monde et de la vie autre)." Lectures at the College de France, 1981-1984 This PhD seminar explores the work of Foucault and his Untimely Meditations. Suggested reading ~ if you…

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BCMCR Research Seminar: Gay Men, Gay Porn, and ‘Marginal’ Masculinities

December 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Parkside – P424, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD
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Free registration at this link  Dr João Florêncio (University of Exeter) Breeding Futures: Masculinity and the Ethics of CUMmunion in Treasure Island Media’s ‘Viral Loads’ I will look at Treasure Island Media’s porn film Viral Loads and explore its implications for thinking masculinity and community formations. I’ll claim that Viral Loads enacts a refusal of individual autonomy and bodily integrity and alludes to community formations constituted not through collective possession but through an excessive accumulation of foreign matter. In the toxic cummunities depicted in the film, the flow and…

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Shut Up & Write!

December 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Millennium Point – MP203, Curzon Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7XG United Kingdom
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Free

Our regular Shut Up & Write sessions provide the time and the space for you to focus and get on with your own writing. Whatever stage you are at in your PhD, join us over coffee and a biscuit or two to increase your writing productivity with like-minded researchers. Stay for the whole time or drop in as suits you!

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BCMCR Research Seminar: Queer Cinema and Cultural Translation

December 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Parkside – P424, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD
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Free registration at this link Jose Arroyo (University of Warwick) Queer Cinema and Cultural Translation: Almodóvar’s The Law of Desire (1987) Law of Desire is a gay triangle in the melodramatic mode but shot through with camp so as to be both distancing and emotionally involving, eliciting laughter AND tears. It is a landmark film in the lgbtq cannon, eschewing any reference to the AIDS pandemic which blighted so many lives in the 80s and 90s, but embodying fluid and inclusive representations of…

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PhD Christmas Party

December 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gin Vault, 16 Gas Street
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Free

Celebrate 2017 and catch up with other PhD researchers at the PGR Studio Christmas Party! Join us for drinks and merriment at The Gin Vault on the evening of Wednesday the 13th December. *Christmas jumper optional* Book your free place using the RSVP below.

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