Location: Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
Speaker: Lara Feigel, Olivia Laing and Hisham Matar in conversation with Lisa Appignanesi
Information: Tickets £10, concessions available
As non-fiction writers become more innovative in finding new structures and voices with which to tell their stories, how do they decide on their approach? What are the literary models on which they draw? Join our panel of authors as they discuss the art of non-fiction today.
Olivia Laing is the author of The Lonely City, The Trip to Echo Spring, shortlisted for the Costa biography prize, and To the River.
Hisham Matar’s first novel, In the Country of Men, won several prizes, including the 2007 RSL Ondaatje Prize. Last year he published The Return, which takes us on a journey to find his father. It won the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize and was shortlisted for the Costa Biography Prize.
Lara Feigel is the author of The Love-charm of Bombs and The Bitter Taste of Victory, in both of which she writes history with the structure of a novel.
Their conversation is chaired by Lisa Appignanesi, author of Trials of Passion and Mad, Bad and Sad, which has expanded the creative possibilities of the Freudian case history.
This event is followed by a book signing.
Enjoy food and drink purchased from the Knowledge Centre Bar from 18.00 and after the event until the Bar closes at 22.00.
In partnership with The Royal Society of Literature and the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London
Join us at the Tate Modern to discuss themes including cross-cultural artistic traditions, exile and the visionary
Location: Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
Speaker: Professor Penny Florence, Joanna Kavenna, Abigail Reynolds
Information: Tickets £12, concessions available
This discussion explores timely issues raised in the work of Partou Zia (1958-2008), the Iranian-British artist, whose work is held in the Tate collection. This event is chaired by feminist art theorist and digital poet, Professor Penny Florence, with distinguished novelist Joanna Kavenna, and prizewinning artist Abigail Reynolds.
The event is supported by Notting Hill Editions, in whose recent essay collection, Alchemy, Zia’s writing is published for the first time.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
Speaker: Brian Klug, Joseph Cohen, Simona Forti, Dr Peter Dennis
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Nazism pervaded every level of German society, and philosophers were not immune. While much scholarship has understandably focused on recriminations of key figures, tonight’s panel reflect on some broader questions raised: Can philosophy help us understand the nature of evil? And does thinking philosophically really help us live better lives?
The speakers are:
Brian Klug - Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy, St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford. Brian will be talking about Hannah Arendt's discussion of Eichmann's misuse of Kant's principle of the categorical imperative.
Joseph Cohen - a Lecturer in Continental Philosophy, University College Dublin.
Simona Forti - Professor of Philosophy, University of Piedmont and Visiting Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research, New York.
Dr Peter Dennis - a Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.
The Forum for European Philosophy is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.
Brian Klug has authored the introduction to 'Words of Fire - selected essays of Ahad Ha'am'
Part of the Israel Studies Series of Lectures at the Centre of Jewish Studies within the University of Manchester
Location: Samuel Alexander Lecture Theatre, University of Manchester, Lime Grove, Manchester M13 9PP
Speaker: Brian Klug
Information: The Centre's seminar programme is open to all (for free) and there is no need to book
Brian Klug presents a lecture as part of the Israel Studies Series at the Centre of Jewish Studies within the University of Manchester, entitled 'Words of Fire: Ahad Ha'am and the Jewish Future'.
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The critical exchange of academic ideas, interpretations, and arguments must flow freely on any topic. University seminar papers are one of several proper settings for the critical scrutiny of all academic arguments. To provide the setting for such academic exchange is one of the core duties of Universities. Speakers are invited because their work has demonstrated significant research quality or achieved research impact, and the scrutiny does not proceed by pre-judging/judging the personal motivations of speakers. It proceeds by exposing the claims of seminar speakers to critical and evidence-based responses, both in the longer term and on the day. The speakers’ positions as well as the scrutiny and responses they receive from others in the field become part of the ongoing review of new claims that characterises all University subjects. This always takes time, but it is the ultimate source of all informed discussion which takes place outside the University as well. Thus a seminar series fulfils a vital function in the exchange and critical scrutiny of ideas, data, interpretations and evidence.
Location: St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS
Speaker: Andrew Lees
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Andrew Lees will be talking about the research and background which helped produce his much acclaimed book Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment' at the 8th Oxford Neurology Course held within the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, within the Medical Sciences Division of the University of Oxford.
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