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Current research seminars

2018/19 Research Seminar Programme

Semester 2

Wednesday 13th February, 2-4pm
Arts Seminar Room 7

New Directions in Intermedial studies

Dr Eva Bru Domínguez (Bangor University)
Dr Carolin Duttlinger (University of Oxford)
Prof Giuliana Pieri (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Chair: Dr Tom Smith (University of St Andrews)

Friday 15 February 2019, 4pm
CISI Research Seminar Series in conjuction with the Department of Spanish
Speaker: Prof Luz Horne
'El revés de lo moderno: una temporalidad no occidental en el pensamiento de Lina Bo Bardi (De Bahía a San Pablo, 1959-85)'
Hacia finales de los años cincuenta, en concomitancia con el concretismo, la bossa nova y con la utopía que representaba la construcción de Brasilia, la arquitecta ítalo-brasileña Lina Bo Bardi realiza una acción cultural en Salvador de Bahía con objetos de la cultura afrobasileña e indígena, cuyo impacto produce un cambio en su modo de pensar la historia cultural brasileña. Al atender a un aspecto residual, material y anacrónico de la cultura de ese momento, se deja entrever un lado oscuro en la marcha de la modernidad y se interrumpe un relato progresista, lineal y estetizante de la historia del arte. Se abre paso así, a lo que –propongo- puede pensarse como el revés de lo moderno. A través del análisis de las exhibiciones que Bo Bardi curó entre 1959 y los años ochenta ––en colaboración con, entre otros, el director teatral Martim Gonçalves y el cineasta Glauber Rocha–; y del display que diseñó para exponer la colección permanente de la pinacoteca del MASP (recientemente reinstalada), propongo que su actividad artística, ensayística y curatorial –basada en estrategias de reciclaje y de montaje– puede pensarse como precursora del arte contemporáneo.
Venue: St Salvators Quad, room 31

 

Events - Resident Writer Programme

Convener: Dr Saeed Talajooy (st83@st-andrews.ac.uk)

In Persian:

Creative Writing Workshops in Persian Fridays 3.30-7.30pm (Venue: Buchanan 402)

Friday 1st February 2019 (3.30-7.30pm): Filmscript Writing Workshop 1
Conflict, character, scene (image) and plot

Friday 8th February 2019 (3.30-7.30pm): Filmscript Writing Workshop 2
Brief plot, determining the sequence of events leading to the climax, fleshing out the characters.

Friday 15th February 2019 (3.30-7.30pm): Filmscript Writing Workshops 3
Scenography, characters through dialogue,

Friday 22nd February 2019 (3.30-7.30pm): Filmscript Writing Workshops 4
Sample scripts presentations and discussions

In English:

Play Reading Workshop and Writer in Residence Perspective
Speaker/Playwright: Dr Naghmeh Samini
Wednesday 20th February 4.15pm- 6.15 pm
Venue: Quad 31
Two volunteer actors will be doing the play reading and Dr Samini will discuss the play which will be still in making at the time. She will also be speaking about her experience as a Writer in Residence in Modern Languages and the potential directions the ending may take.

Tuesday 12th March, 5-7pm
Parliament Hall

New Directions in Theatre Studies

Dr Clare Finburgh (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr Sam Haddow (University of St Andrews)

Chair: Dr Jesse Gardiner (University of St Andrews)

Wednesday 24th April, 2-4pm
School V

New Direction in Eco-Criticism: the Anthropocene

Dr David Evans (University of St Andrews)
Dr David Farrier (University of Edinburgh)
Dr Nicola Thomas (University of Oxford)

Chair: Dr Andrew Cusack (University of St Andrews)

For the information on past seminars, please visit our Seminar Archive.