The Object in Focus: Visual Cultures in an Interdisciplinary Frame II
11th Apr 2016 10:00am-5:00pm
11 April 2016
object in Focus: Visual Cultures in an Interdisciplinary FramE II
A Doctoral Training Symposium, Supported by the TECHNE
AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, organized by Zena Kamash & Ruth Livesey
The Picture Gallery, Founder’s Building, Royal Holloway,
University of London. Egham TW20 0EX
10.15 Coffee and Welcome in the Picture Gallery
10.40: Introduction Ruth Livesey & Zena Kamash
Panel I Image / Text / Politics / Caricature (Chair: Zena Kamash)
(Roehampton): Caricature, Politics, and Romantic Visual Cultures
Biderman (Royal College of Art)
11.45: Breakout discussion: the politics of visual culture;
reading word/image within and without history; technologies of print; visual
literacy and (mass) consumption; caricature and violence; on seeing and not
12.15: Plenary soundings
12.30:Introduction of a
selection of rare books with an archival handling guide.
12.45-1.45: Lunch; opportunity to study the Holloway Picture
Collection and to handle rare books.
Panel II The Book as Object (Chair: Ruth Livesey)
(UAL) & Katharine Meynell:
The Poetry of Unknown Words
Respondents: Redell Olsen (RHUL)
2.45: Breakout discussion: visualizing politics; reshaping the
canon; the haptics of the book; book/art/bookwork; creative criticism; cutting
up the archive.
3.15 Plenary soundings
4.00 Closing Panel: on finding a place to call home and spaces for
published work as an interdisciplinary scholar.
20 free places for research students with 12 places reserved
for TECHNE AHRC funded students and associates in the first instance. Please
register with Lisa Dacunha via Lisa.Dacunha@rhul.ac.uk
by April 4th.