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Troubling Globalisation 2 – 13th July

Thursday, 13th July, 2017, 9.30am- 5.30pm Room 338, Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University M15 6EB Troubling Globalisation 2 is the second in a series of interdisciplinary one-day symposia on contemporary cultural transnationalisms. Co-organised by Dr Ellie Byrne of Manchester Metropolitan University and Professor Phillip Leonard of Nottingham Trent University, with support from the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust. Keynote Speakers: Professor Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State University – ‘Fragility and the End of the World’ Dr Leon Wainright, Open University – ‘Materiality and Mobility: Troubling Global Geographies in Contemporary Caribbean Art’ Professor Marsha Meskimmon, Loughborough University – ‘Becoming Denizen: Contemporary ...

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Expression of Interest: Kurt Schwitters & The Merz Barn & DA Da Land

Further to recent e-mail with regards the Merz Barn, please find attached further information. Essentially a bit of a call out for interested parties, really just to initially register an expression of interest, with the aim of developing an MMU Merz Collective to work in collaboration with the Merz North Collective. Please spread the word and feel free to e-mail back if interested or have any thoughts/ideas, thank you. The research proposal is to further develop the already established relationship with The Merz Barn and the Littoral Trust. The vision is to formalise this relationship, as a faculty wide resource ...

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As and When – launches 1st July

Dear friends and colleagues I am delighted to invite you to the opening day of As and When, a collaborative photography exhibition by Robert Parkinson, Gary Bratchford, the Women of Windmill Hill and the Widnes Vikings Golden Generation group.  This project is part of the wider Culture Shifts programme which I have had the pleasure of producing for Open Eye Gallery this past year, funded by Arts Council England (Strategic touring programme). As and When launches on Saturday 1st July, 10am – 4pm at the Brindley Theatre, High Street, Runcorn We will have an opening speech by co-commissioner and partner ...

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Random Archive

The Random Archive is a collaborative exhibition project taking place over 2 sites, Bury Art Museum, and MMU Special Collections Gallery. Curated by Susan Lord and Dr. Hannah Allan, the Random Archive exhibition features the work of national and international Language Artists which is part of Bury Art Museum’s unique Text Art Archive. Random Archive attempts to push boundaries by questioning how an archive can be viewed, accessed and explored. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to get up close in a gallery setting to a collection which is usually kept in store, the public will be encouraged to ...

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Sam Colling: The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film

Congratulations to Dr. Sam Colling – Lecturer in Film and Media at Manchester School of Art and Research Degrees Development Tutor in the Arts and Humanities Graduate School – whose new book, ‘The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film’, is due for release this July published by Bloomsbury. Sam is a recently conferred MIRIAD Ph.D. and this book, seven years in the making, is next stage development of her PhD research project. About ‘The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film’ What is ‘fun’ about the Hollywood version of girlhood? Through re-evaluating notions of pleasure and fun, The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film forms a study ...

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