Forthcoming Study Day on Counter-Hegemonic Play and AgeismPosted: April 11, 2015
The following study day looks of great interest: it will take place in Freewilton Hall, London EC2 6FV. Registration will open in the next week, and I will post a link then. Cormac and McBride represent the ‘third wave’ of cultural studies and have genuinely opened up new species of practice within this field. Heartily recommended.
Study Day: Writing/Righting Culture: New Forms of Counter-Hegemonic Play, incorporating Ageism
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Organised by Robert Cormac and Angela McBride, co-editors, The Routledge Handbook of Privilege-Encoding Complexity: Why Soap Operas matter as much as Milton (New York and London: Routledge, 2013)
Room F37: Tourism and the Romantic Imagination
Sonny Dawlish: Re-reading Top Gear: the auto-mobile and the auto-erotic meet the ex-colonials
Jane Burgen: Saga Holidays as menopausal desire: post-uterine fantasies of self-realisation
Jennifer McDonald: Consuming the Axis of Evil: conceiving Libyan tourism after Gadaffi
Kathryn Shephard: Brown boys: fin-de-siècle pederastic desire in Tangiers as challenge to heteronormative sexual practice.
Room F39: From Painted Dreams to Silver Street: Soap Operas as subversive practice
Fawn Kimball: (S)oaps: subject positioning of the elderly in long-running dramas
Philip Thatcher: Eldorado and the radical othering of pan-European identity
Karen Rippon: Can the subaltern soap? Dancing Days as threat to Western hegemony – a reception history.
Stephen Harrell: Mapping the terrain in Crossroads: an elegy for a lost West Midlands patriarchy.
Ralph Leeming and Colin Hopkins
Western culture is utterly predicated upon the domination of the definite article, especially in Francophone cultures, dogmatically asserting the metaphysics of presence critiqued by Derrida, as evidenced by the article, in opposition to more fluid modes of being. Furthermore, the vital strategic paradigm of ‘either/or’ is ruthlessly excluded by rhetoric of ‘binarism’, the latest attempt to preserve existing privilege. Eastern European cultures, especially that of Russia, whose language does not use articles, are marginalised by these processes. Leeming and Hopkins face these challenges head-on, asserting the need to transcend the tyranny of ‘the’, in favour of an optimum practice of ‘Oring’ (to match ‘Eithering’) instead.
Room G7: Towards an Emancipatory Musicology
Martin Parkins: Lateness as other: ageist modernism and the excluded late works of Stockhausen and Ligeti.
Patrick Klein: Counterpoint serves imperialism: constructed histories and vanishing monophony
Emma Walker: Projects for Musicology: Ring-tone creation as liberatory practice
Ferdinand Conrad: ‘Why no Feem Toons?’ Rediscovering maligned musicking
Room GR8: (Post)-Modernism/Post-Complexity: Forced Penetrations and their Aftermath
David Parfitt: James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, and the omnisyllabic word as weapon of social division
Rebecca Hollingworth: Learning to hate Elliott Carter: a woman’s odyssey of resistance
Anna Marie Lowry: Post-colonial Rushdie: the subcontinental writer who played the white man’s game.
Gareth Stewart: The French nouvelle vague and the ‘ugly American’: Jean Seberg as victim of Eurocentric mystification
17:00 Close of Formal Proceedings
Books by the invited speakers will be on sale with discounts varying between 1 and 2% from listed prices.
18:00-23:00 Towards an Ethnography of Round-Buying Praxis
23:00-07:30 Liberating Desire