Postgraduate Virtual Seminar Series

Upcoming Medical Humanities Seminar

Presented by King’s College London and the University of North Carolina

The postgraduate virtual seminar series (February – June 2016)  is a series of international video-conferences between KCL and UNC for staff and postgraduate students to discuss new methodological approaches to the study of literature in relation to their own work. These seminars will be of particular interest to scholars working in Literary Theory, Victorian Studies, and American Studies, with the opportunity for students to present their work-in-progress, receive feedback from staff at UNC, and discuss research with their peers.

We are delighted to announce that on April 13th, 2016 the topic for discussion will be The Medical Humanities. Please join us in room K1.27, at 6:30pm.

All welcome!

Ankhi Mukherjee Talk at King’s

The Postcolonial Studies Network and the King’s in Conversation with… speaker series presents

‘Unseen City: Travelling Psychoanalysis and the Urban Poor’ by Professor Ankhi Mukherjee from Oxford University. Chaired by Ruvani Ranasinha.

A reminder to join us for this fascinating talk, be held on Thursday 18th February 2016 in the King’s College London Strand Campus, Room S-1.22, 5pm – 7pm.

All welcome!

David Amigoni comes to King’s – 7 December 2015

Our final talk in the Wellcome series on ageing and the medical humanities will be given by Professor David Amigoni of the University of Keele at 6pm on Monday the 7th of December at 6pm in K0.31 in the main building of the Strand Campus.

The abstract for the talk appears below

All welcome!

Late Style, A ‘Bright Past’ and the art of the everyday

David Amigoni

This talk for ‘The Health Humanities and Ageing’ seminar will focus on some of the collaborative, humanities-based research on ageing that has been conducted at Keele University. It will focus on ‘The Ages and Stages’ project on ageing and theatre; and also the AHRC-funded ‘Late-Life Creativity’ project, conducted in partnership with King’s College, London. As Desmond O’Neill has recently commented, late-life creativity ‘is of great importance to clinicians and society alike’ (Lancet, Nov 28, 2015) and the talk will take the idea of ‘late style’ in order to explore, but also perhaps seek to reconcile, different approaches to evaluating the place of art works and art practices in older people’s lives. To undertake to explore an artist’s ‘late style’ is to suggest, perhaps, expert historical knowledge of the kind that the art historian and curator Sam Smiles brought to his recent exhibition of ‘Late Turner’. This kind of knowledge and approach sits perhaps uneasily with Andrew Newman’s participative, audience-focused approach to the everyday viewing of art by older people. My talk will explore the ways in which an approach to a ‘late style’ work (‘A Bright Past for Stoke on Trent’) of an older artist, the theatre designer Peter Rice, may play a role in reconciling these approaches.