[dance-tech] Interdisciplinary Research Seminar at Brunel, January 27, 2016

  • From: Johannes Birringer <Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 21:33:17 +0000

Please join us on Wednesday January 27 for our next special event, featuring
two distinguished scholars/artists

4 PM - 6:00 PM
Drama Studio, Gaskell Building 048, Brunel University London, Cleveland Rd.

Seminar 4:

Anshuman Mondal: "Free Speech (Melo)dramas: Liberalism and the political
performativity of tolerance and dissent"

Taghreed Elsanhouri: “Autopsy of a Partition” (film)

Anshuman Mondal is Professor of English and Postcolonial Studies, specialising
in post-colonial studies. He is the author of Nationalism and Post-Colonial
Identity: Culture and Ideology in India and Egypt (RoutledgeCurzon, 2003),
Amitav Ghosh (Manchester University Press, 2007), and Young British Muslim
Voices, an account of his journey across the UK talking to young Muslims. His
latest book is Islam and Controversy: The Politics of Free Speech after Rushdie
(Palgrave, 2014). In 2004, Anshuman led an international project on 'Faith and
Secularism' sponsored by Counterpoint, the cultural relations think-tank of the
British Council, and wrote the Introduction to the pamphlet Faith and
Secularism, part of the Birthday Counterpoint series, which was published by
the British Council to mark its 70th anniversary. He has also published
journalism in the leading current affairs magazine Prospect, and also The
Guardian’s ‘Comment is Free’. He also writes a current affairs blog called
‘Human Zoo.’ Anshuman has appeared on several TV and radio shows, including
Newsnight, Al-Jazeera's 'The Listening Post', British Satellite Television
News, BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze and Thinking Allowed and the BBC World Service.
He has also spoken at numerous public debates including at the Wilderness
Festival and the Cheltenham Literary Festival. In 2014, Anshuman was appointed
Chair of the Postcolonial Studies Association

Taghreed Elsanhouri began her career in broadcast news and entertainment
television. She is now completing a PhD by practice at Brunel University. Our
beloved Sudan, the filmmaker’s 3rd independent documentary feature, premiered
at the Dubai film festival in December 2011 and won the special Jury Silver
award at the Luxor African film festival in February 2012. The film then went
on to feature at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, New York, Lines of Control
exhibition, 2012. Mother Unknown, her 2nd Independent feature, won the Unicef
Child Rights award in 2009. Her directorial debut All about Darfur won the
Award of Commendation from the American Anthropological Association in 2006 and
the Chair Person’s prize at the Zanzibar International Film Festival (Ziff)
2005 and was selected at numerous film festivals including the Toronto
international Film Festival 2005. Television projects include ‘Orphans of
Mygoma,’ a short documentary commissioned by Aljazeera International for their
‘Witness’ documentary strand.

ALL WELCOME Free talk / contact: +44 (0)1895 267 343

Performance Research Seminar Coordinator: Johannes.Birringer@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Dept. of Arts & Humanities

THEME: Precarity and the Politics of Art: Performative and Critical
Empowerment after Democracy

This Research Series aims to probe troubling interpretations of the increasing
unrestrainment of capital, and its impact on all social-economic, cultural,
creative, and educational sectors in the developed world; the sustainability of
democracy is an urgent emerging research theme for those of us in the
performing arts/creative field becoming intensely aware of the multiplication
of realities (virtualization; networked infrastructures) and the growing
depoliticization of culture and art. The main objective of the Series is to
articulate various perspectives on politics and performance (within the context
of precarization, the current refugee crisis, and the operations of unknowable
information technologies).

Forthcoming Events: http://people.brunel.ac.uk/dap/ResearchSeminarSeries.html
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