Constraints of Creativity.
The theme for CIDRAL 2017-18 Semester One (Winter 2017) is Constraints of Creativity.
Events will include open lectures, film screenings, conversations between visiting speakers and colleagues at the University of Manchester, postgraduate masterclasses and other research dialogues of various kinds.
The theme for CIDRAL 2016-17 Semester One (Winter 2016) was Possible Worlds and the theme for Semester Two (Spring 2017) was Precarity.
Posters of this semester's forthcoming and recent events appear below and can be downloaded as PDFs. You can also visit our Events Calendar for full listings and details, or our Postgraduate page for further details of Theory Intensives and Masterclasses.
CIDRAL public events: Winter 2017
View a PDF of our semester 1 events on the theme of 'Constraints of Creativity'.
Theory Intensives 2017-18
Seminars dedicated to the work of major figures in the humanities.
The Prince of Tricksters
Roundtable with Matt Houlbrook, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Birmingham (4 December).
Bodies of Song
Performance lecture and round-table discussion with the Judaica Project (26 October).
'Awaking the "plultiple": translating Joyce's Finnegans Wake into Infinitalian' (26 October).
'Private and Public Cultural Management in Argentina: Complementary or Opposing Models?' (19 October).
'Precious Liquids' public lecture (12 October) and 'Interdisciplinarity as Resistance' seminar (13 October).
'Negative Empathy, Fear, Catharsis: An Intermedial Itinerary' public lecture (5 October) and 'The Object-Fetish: From Memory to Alterity' seminar (6 October)
CIDRAL public events: Spring 2017
View a PDF of our semester 2 events on the theme of 'Precarity'.
Professor Emerita History, John Hopkins University. Simon Visiting Professor, The University of Manchester, April - May 2017 events.
A symposium (10 February 2017).
A public lecture on 'Primitive Accumulation and Original Precarity: Vulnerability Outside Settler Geontopolitics' (10 February 2017).
CIDRAL public events: Winter 2016
View a PDF of our semester 1 events on the theme of 'Possible Worlds'.
CIDRAL Theory Intensives
Postgraduate workshops for 2016-17.
'Arduus ad solem', a public lecture by Head of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (29 November 2016).
The Euro as a Battle of Ideas (17 November 2016).
V. Spike Peterson
Intimate Politics and Global Inequalities: The pleasure and pain of border crossings (11 October 2016).