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Seminar // Dr Adam Broinowski, March 21

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Date: 
21 March, 2017 - 16:30 - 17:45
Venue: 
Seminar Room 1, Sir Roland Wilson Building

Ankoku butoh is an original Japanese dance form that emerged in the mid to late 1950s in Tokyo. Co-founded by Hijikata Tatsumi (1928–1986) and Ohno Kazuo (1906–2010), it was an artistic response to social conditions as the nation of Japan underwent radical shifts in Imperial Japan’s engagement in the Asia-Pacific war (1931–1945), defeat and US-led Occupation of Japan (1945–1952) and the US-Japan alliance formation within the cold war division system.

 
 

The Atomic Gaze and Occupied Bodies:

Performance in Japan during and after the Cold War

 

 

 

Dr Adam Broinowski

Australian National University

 

Tuesday 21 March 2017

4:30 – 5:45pm

Seminar Room 1, Sir Roland Wilson Building, ANU

 

Image: Kikuji Kawada, 'The A-Bomb Memorial Dome and Ohta River.' The Map. 1960-5.
 

Seminar // Prof Jane Simpson, March 14

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Date: 
14 March, 2017 - 16:30 - 17:45
Venue: 
Seminar Room 1, Sir Roland Wilson Building

Any fiction writer creates an alternate world, but in some genres, the alternate world is intended to be different from the novelist’s own society. This is most noticeable in science fiction, historical novels, fantasy novels, steampunk, and novels set in non-English speaking countries.

 
 

Constrained Creativity:

Towards a Natural History of Language in Fantasy Novels

 

 

Professor Jane Simpson

Australian National University

 

Tuesday 14 March 2017

4.30 – 5.45pm

Seminar Room 1, Sir Roland Wilson Building, ANU

 

Image: 'The Mermaid.' Hans Anderson. (Illus.) Stories from Hans Andersen. Hodder and Stoughton. <gutenberg.org/ebooks/17860>.
 

Seminar // Prof Srilata Ravi, March 7

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Date: 
7 March, 2017 - 16:30
Venue: 
Seminar Room 2/3, SRWB

In the last fifty years forced and unforced migrations have resulted in some of the greatest upheavals and displacements seen in history. Refugees, economic migrants, and political exiles have moved away from their geographical places of origin to settle in foreign places, carrying with them (in multiple forms and to different degrees) memories of their past, tensions in the present and aspirations for their future.

 

‘Out of Place’: Diasporic travel writing and the impossibility of return

 

 

Professor Srilata Ravi
University of Alberta, Canada

 

Tuesday 7 March 2017

4.30 – 5.30pm

Seminar Room 2/3, Sir Roland Wilson Building, ANU

 

HRC Seminar Series 2016, Prof Ian Balfour, 6 December

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Date: 
6 December, 2016 - 16:15 - 17:30
Venue: 
HRC Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building #14

This talk looks into how language works in the discourse of the sublime, zeroing on the figure of inversion from Longinus to Milton’s Paradise Lost (read through Edmund Burke) to Friedrich Hölderlin and beyond.  Inversion emerges as a disruptive figure of speech poised between nature and culture and for that reason as a site of the political and even most particularly as a “figure of revolution,” as one rhetorician calls it.

 


 

 

Inversion: On Some Poetics and Politics in the
Discourse of the Sublime

 

 

Professor Ian Balfour
York University, Canada

 

Tuesday 6 December 2016

4.15 – 5.30pm

HRC Conference Room, A.D Hope Building, ANU

 

HRC Seminar Series 2016, Prof Ethan Kleinberg, 5 December

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Date: 
5 December, 2016 - 16:15 - 17:30
Venue: 
HRC Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building #14

This paper uses works of fiction and of history to argue for a deconstructive approach to the past. If the past has an ontology, it is a latent ontology that is activated when one does history. Here, it is the presence of past possibles that condition our possible pasts. What I mean by this is that our knowledge of the past is conditioned by what presents itself to us both in terms of its remains and in terms of our reception. The limits of what we are willing to accept as “past possibles” conditions what we are willing to accept as possible pasts.

 

Haunting History: Past Possibles and Possible Pasts

 

 

Professor Ethan Kleinberg

Wesleyan University, U.S.


Monday 5 December 2016, 4.15 – 5.30pm

HRC Conference Room, A.D Hope Building, ANU.

 

HRC Seminar Series 2016, Em. Prof. Ernest Hess-Lüttich, 29 November

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Date: 
29 November, 2016 - 16:15 - 17:30
Venue: 
HRC Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building #14

Sustainable urban planning is to be understood as a communicative process, which interlinks city architecture, technology, city district management and social infrastructure of neighbourhoods. The focus on sustainability brings up the question of under which discourse conditions architects and city planners can get into conversation with other urban actors, citizens, local administrators and politicians, and which cultural heritage should be preserved. Looking at the style of discourse in urban communication brings also its socio-cultural modalities into focus.

 

Urban Discourse: City space, city language, city planning

Eco-semiotic approaches to planning urban sustainability (with a look at the current transformation of the Tempelhof airport into a refugee camp)

 

 

 

Professor Emeritus Ernest W.B. Hess-Lüttich
University of Bern, Switzerland


Tuesday 29 November, 2016
4.15-5.30pm
HRC Conference Room, A.D Hope Building, ANU.

 

HRC Seminar Series 2016, Dr Rob Conkie & Dr Kate Flaherty, 22 November

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Date: 
22 November, 2016 - 16:15
Venue: 
HRC Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building #14

How is performance research best articulated?
Does live presentation afford the researcher opportunities that are commonly untapped?
How is research a kind of performance?
 

 

Making Memories: Performing Research on Henry V in Australia (1916-2016)

 

 

Dr Rob Conkie (La Trobe University) & Dr Kate Flaherty (ANU)


Tuesday 22 November, 2016
4.15-5.30pm
HRC Conference Room, A.D Hope Building, ANU.

 

Ad Hominem feat. Sam Bennett, Brad Tucker, Grant Walton // 7 Nov, 2016

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Date: 
7 November, 2016 - 17:15
Venue: 
Scarth Room, University House

 

Ad Hominem

Monday, November 7

Scarth Room, University House, 5.15pm

 

 

Featuring Associate Professor Sam Bennett,
Dr Brad Tucker, and Dr Grant Walton.

 

The third event in our newest HRC initiative. 

RSVP here.    See event poster.

 


 

An ad hominem argument interrogates not the argument itself, but the person advancing it.  With this series, we take up that idea in a more positive way –– 'ad hominem' is a series of quirky, research-led conversations getting at the stories behind the HERDC points. Each evening event will feature three of ANU's most interesting thinkers reflecting on the personal aspects of their research: why particular questions fascinate them, how they pursue them, and how pursuing them has shaped their lives.

Join us at University House for a glass of wine and an hour of lively conversation, as the speakers explore life inside and beyond the academy.

HRC Seminar Series 2016, Prof Ann Heilmann, 1 November

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Date: 
1 November, 2016 - 16:15 - 17:30
Venue: 
HRC Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building #14

This lecture examines the representational choices made in neo-Victorian life-writing in reconstructing and re-imagining a historical case of transgender: James Barry, senior colonial medical officer of the British army from 1813 to 1859 and a pioneer of medical reform. Known for his pugnacious, iconoclastic personality during his lifetime, he became the object of intense speculation after his death in 1865 when the charwoman who had prepared his body for burial challenged the medical and military establishment about his sex.

 

Writing Games with Dr James:
James Miranda Barry in Neo-Victorian Life-Writing

 

 

Professor Ann Heilmann
Cardiff University


Tuesday 1 November, 2016
4.15-5.30pm
HRC Conference Room, A.D Hope Building, ANU.

 

HRC Seminar Series 2016, Assoc. Prof. Samantha Bennett, 8 November

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Date: 
8 November, 2016 - 16:15 - 17:30
Venue: 
HRC Conference Room, A.D. Hope Building #14

Drawing on research to be published in a forthcoming 33⅓ Series book, this paper considers some of the cinematic influence imbued in post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees’ ninth studio album Peepshow. Throughout the record, explicit references to films including Nicholas Roeg’s Eureka (1983) and Tobe Hooper’s The Funhouse (1981) are made, as well as lyrical references and musical allusions to technical aspects of film including shadows, mise en scéne and the staging of protagonists.

 

Horror, Epic and Early Cinema in
Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Voyeuristic Peepshow

 

 

Associate Professor Samantha Bennett
ANU School of Music


Tuesday 8 November, 2016
4.15-5.30pm
HRC Conference Room, A.D Hope Building, ANU.

 

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