Uses of Criticism in an Era of Postcritique

Thursday 2 November 2017, 4.00PM to 5.30pm

Speaker: Professor David James (University of Birmingham)

Join Professor David James from the University of Birmingham for a postgraduate workshop on 'Uses of Criticism in an Era of Postcritique' as part of the CModS Creative Dissonance: Writing Now research strand

We will explore some of the recent interventions and mini-manifestos surrounding descriptive reading and the ends of critique, which have opened up a larger debate about the very purpose of criticism. This will include the issue, among other things, of how we might reconcile close reading and political commitment.

Contact Alexandra Kingston-Reese for copies of readings.

Location: BS/007, Humanities Research Centre

Admission: All welcome

Email: alexandra.kingston-reese@york.ac.uk

Consolation's Discrepant Forms

Thursday 2 November 2017, 6.00PM

Speaker: Professor David James (University of Birmingham)

In the inaugural talk for the Centre for Modern Studies Creative Dissonance: Writing Now research strand, David James will present on contemporary writing and literary solace in 'Consolation's Discrepant Forms'.

All welcome for the talk and for a glass or two of wine afterwards.

Location: The Treehouse, Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: All welcome

Email: alexandra.kingston-reese@york.ac.uk