Posted on 29/01/2013
Literary and Critical Theory Seminar: 'Problems with Trauma Theory'
Wednesday 30 January 2013, 6-8pm
Room G35, Senate House, Bloomsbury
The purpose of the Literary and Critical Theory Seminar series, instigated and run by PhD students in the English Department at Royal Holloway, is to question the extent to which critical theory in the early twenty-first century has both shaped and been shaped by a contextual ‘framing’ of the present. Although the group is aimed primarily at students of English, it is highly interdisciplinary and those with backgrounds in other disciplines are very welcome to attend.
Tim Armstrong is Professor of Modern English and American Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. His main research areas are Modernism, American literature, literature and technology, the body (including such areas as sexology, bodily reform, cinema, and sound); and the poetry of Thomas Hardy. He is author of Modernism, Technology and the Body: A Cultural Study (1998), Haunted Hardy: Poetry, History, Memory(2000), Modernism: A Cultural History (2005), and, most recently, a book on slavery as cultural metaphor, The Logic of Slavery: Debt, Technology and Pain in American Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) and is now writing a study of modernist localism. He also has a long-term project on the literature and culture of risk and disaster from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. He co-edits the Edinburgh University Press series Topics in Modernism and co-organizes the London Modernism Seminar.
+ For further information about this seminar, please visit: http://21stcenturytheory.blogspot.co.uk
+ More details of the Literary and Critical Theory Seminar series here: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/english/showcase/seriesandseminars/litcrittheory.aspx
Upcoming sessions this term:
Wednesday 6 February (IALS)
'5 Bruno Latours'
Special Session on Bruno Latour (with the Contemporary Fiction Seminar)
Wednesday 27 February (Room G35)
'"Caring" for the Environment: Notes Towards a New Materialist Critique'
Dr Adeline Johns-Putra (Surrey)
Wednesday 20 March (Room 264)
'Are Critical Theories Conspiracy Theories?' (provisional title)
Dr Devorah Baum (Southampton)