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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

*Fully Booked* Literature Live: Eimear McBride

19:30 - 20:45 17 February 2020

*This event is now fully booked* Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are delighted to present an evening with Eimear McBride. One of our most arresting writers, Eimear has written two acclaimed and uncompromising novels, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (Baileys Women’s Fiction Prize) and The Lesser Bohemians (James T..

CIDRAL Public Lecture: Bryan Cheyette (Reading), 'Beyond Ghettos of the Imagination: From Venice to L.A.'

17:00 - 19:00 18 February 2020

This event is part of CIDRAL's Public Intellectuals, Popularity and Populism programme. Bryan Cheyette, Professor of English Literature, University of Reading, will deliver a public lecture entitled 'Beyond Ghettos of the Imagination: From Venice to L.A.' "Ghetto" has layers of contradictory meanings accrued over half a millennium and a bew..

CIDRAL Key Ideas seminar: Bryan Cheyette (Reading), 'The Metaphorical Thinking of Zygmunt Bauman'

14:00 - 16:00 19 February 2020

This event is part of CIDRAL's Public Intellectuals, Popularity and Populism programmes Professor Bryan Cheyette (Professor of English Literature, University of Reading), will lead a Key Ideas seminar: The Metaphorical Thinking of Zygmunt Bauman. Legislators and Interpreters (1987), Modernity and the Holocaust (1989) and Modernity and Ambiva..

Confucius Institute Talk: Contemporary Chinese Printmaking

16:30 - 17:30 19 February 2020

To celebrate the launch of our contemporary Chinese woodblock print exhibition 'The Soul of the Black Earth', we will be joined by artist Dr Weimin He from Oxford. Dr He is one of the artist printmakers featured in the exhibition. Having lived in Heilongjiang Province, his origins have very much influenced his artistry. During his talk he will..

Exhibition: The Soul of the Black Earth - 60 years of Contemporary Chinese Printmaking

19 February - 13 March 2020

The Confucius Institute is delighted to bring this fascinating exhibition to Manchester, telling the story of four generations of printmakers from Heilongjiang Province in the north-east of China. Prints from this region are widely known as the Great Northern Wildness School, which is one of the most influential and characteristic schools in t..

GUY: A New Musical

19:30 - 21:30 19 February 2020

Finding love isn’t easy when you're fat, gay and nerdy. Luckily for Guy, you can be anybody online… leo&hyde’s award-winning electronic musical is Queer As Folk meets Bridget Jones with a catfishing twist. You’ll laugh-cry, face-palm and heart-eyes at this rom-com about body image. GUY: A New Musical has been described as “A monume..

CTIS Seminar: Marketing Literature, Books in Translation, and Routes to the UK Market

14:00 - 15:30 20 February 2020

Ehrhardt Seminar: Dr Robert Evans (University of Chester) ‘“See what you hear” (Mark 4.24): Reflections on Translation and the BSL Bible from a (Hearing) Biblical Scholar’

14:00 - 16:00 20 February 2020

The Centre for Biblical Studies weekly seminar series. These seminars are free with no registration required. Seminars last 90 minutes including a 30 minute Q&A session. Tea and biscuits to follow. For more on the Center for Biblical Studies, please see our website at http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/religions-and-theology/research/centre-for-..

Religions & Theology Research Seminar: Professor George Pattison (University of Glasgow) “Love Came Down at Christmas”

16:00 - 17:30 20 February 2020

The Religions & Theology research seminar takes place on alternate Thursdays. These seminars are free with no registration required. Seminars last 90 minutes including a 30 minute Q&A session.

WCLC: Jack Adler-McKean - Solo tuba

13:10 - 14:00 20 February 2020

Giacinto Scelsi Maknongan Patrick Friel Ezra’s Telescope (British première) Sylvain Marty Diversion 2 (British première) Vinko Globokar Juriritubaïoka (British première), with Bofan Ma (piano) University of Manchester alumnus Jack Adler-McKean explores new directions in writing for solo t..