Seminars in the Centre for Visual Studies at the University of Sheffield

All seminars take place in the HRI Conference Room, 5.15-7.00pm

 Thursday 13 March 2014  The stakes of image making Dr Klara Kemp-Welch, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson, University of Sheffield

Thursday 3 April 2014  Cultural discourses of illness James Agar, University College LondonNina Schmidt, University of Sheffield
Thursday 8 May 2014  Political Violence and the Crime Genre Dr Miriam Haddu, Royal Holloway University of LondonProf. Philip Swanson, University of Sheffield
 The stakes of image making Thursday 13 March 2014. 5.15pm-7.00pm HRI Conference Room Dr Klara Kemp-Welch, The Courtauld Institute of Art Reticence as Dissidence? An Anatomy of Experimental Art in 1970s CzechoslovakiaIn an essay entitled ‘An Anatomy of Reticence’, written for the benefit of a Western audience, Czech playwright and dissident Vaclav Havel explained that a ‘distinctive central European scepticism’ was ‘inescapably a part of the spiritual, cultural and intellectual phenomenon that is central Europe as it has been formed and is being formed by certain specific historical experiences’. This paper explores how dissident theory related to experimental art in 1970s Czechoslovakia.Klara Kemp-Welch is Lecturer in 20th Century Modernism at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she teaches a range of courses on Cold War, East European, and Latin American art. Her book Antipolitics in Central European Art was recently published by IB Tauris.__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson, University of Sheffield

Retour/Détour: Bruno Boudjelal’s Jours Intranquilles/Disquiet Days and the stakes of image making during the Algerian dirty war

Bruno Boudjelal is a Franco-Algerian photographer, born in Paris, whose series ‘Disquiet Days’ charts his journeys to Algeria during the dirty war of the 1990s to find his Algerian family and explore his own Algerian roots.

Amanda Crawley Jackson specialises in Contemporary art from France and North Africa; philosophies of space; globalisation and the representation of the urban and built environment in contemporary fine art practice