Activities

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 18:00 Public Seminar 7: "Mythos over Logos or Logos over Mythos?: Modernist perspectives on the social value of art"

VENUE: Room A206
Presentation by Dr Tudor Balinisteanu, Senior Research Fellow, Department of English

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 16:00 Public Seminar 6: "Neurohumanities: can aesthetic experience be quantified in material terms?"

VENUE: Room A39
Presentation by Dr Tudor Balinisteanu, Senior Research Fellow, Department of English

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 14:30 Public Seminar 5: "In the Midst of Things: Material Culture, Materiality, and Self-Definition"

VENUE: Room A111
Programme:
Presentation by Diana Socoliuc, MA Social and Cultural Anthropology, Catholic University of Leuven
Followed by discussion

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 14:00 Public Seminar 4: "What Is Art Good For?"

VENUE: Room A120
Seminar and Roundtable Topics:
Art and Social Change: is the activist an artist?
Art and Violence: does art play a role in terrorism or war?
“Words never ground a grain of corn”: is art useful for material production?
Moderators:
Ana Craciunescu, MA student, British Culture and Civilisation MA programme
Gabriela Vacariu, 3rd year student, French-English programme
Iuliana Ilasca, 3rd year student, French-English programme
Dr Tudor Balinisteanu, Research Fellow, Department of English

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 16:00 Public Seminar 3: "Modernism, Empire and Archipelago"

VENUE: Room S206
Programme:
Lecture by Professor Nicholas Allen, Director of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and Franklin Professor of English, University of Georgia, followed by discussion and debate.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 14:00 Public Seminar 2: "Art and Economic Materialism: can art help us to overcome the economic crisis?"

VENUE: Room S2
Programme:
Presentation (Ana Craciunescu, British Culture and Civilisation MA Programme): “The Aesthetics of Social Domination: Knowledge vs. Money”
Coffee break
Discussion and Debate

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 18:00 Public Seminar 1: “Art as a Form of Religious Experience: is the artist a priest of the imagination?”

VENUE: Room D101
Programme:
Introduction of the Modernist Literature and Economic Theory Project Team: aims and activities (15 mins)
Presentation (Dr Tudor Balinisteanu, Department of English): “Art and the Religious Dimension of Social Action: Yeats, Joyce, and Sorel’s concept of social myth” (45 mins)
Coffee break (10 mins)
Discussion and Debate (50 mins)