Posts from August 2010

Open House

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Not strictly a tour around the Institute, but we thought we should flag up the fact that Westminster is taking part in Open House London, the capital’s largest architectural showcase, on September 18. Visitors can take a tour of the site of the original Polytechnic opened in 1838, visit the Sports Hall and the site of one of the first public swimming pools in London, and learn the importance in cinematic history of the Old Cinema.

Times: Tours at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm. Pre-book only, maximum 25 per tour.
Admission: Free.

More information here.

CRMEP Seminars

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Our friends at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, now safely relocated at Kingston University, have announced their list of seminars for the coming term.

7 October 2010             
Hegel, Kierkegaard and Mediation
Jon Stewart (Kierkegaard Research Centre, Copenhagen University)
Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way WC1A

21 October 2010           
Philosophy, Capitalism and the Novel
David Cunningham (IMCC, Westminster)
Venue: Ramsay Lecture Theatre, UCL, 20 Gordon Street WC1H

26 October 2010           
Title ‘What is a Psychic Event? Freud and Contemporary Neurology on Trauma’
Catherine Malabou (University of Paris, Ouest-Nanterre)
Venue: The Churchill Room, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N

11 November 2010        
Between Sharing and Antagonism: The Invention of Communism in Marx’s 1844 Manuscripts
Antonia Birnbaum (Philosophy, University of Paris 8)
Venue: Swedenborg Hall

MA Visual Culture, University of Westminster, London

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MA Visual Culture, University of Westminster, London

Places are still available for September 2010 entry.

The MA in Visual Culture is a unique multi-disciplinary course established around the belief that visual literacy, and the impact of visual forms of thinking and working play a significant role in our contemporary global, network society. The MA balances historical and theoretical debates in the field of visual culture studies with a rigorous interrogation of cultural practices across: contemporary visual arts, capitalism and culture; the material culture of the city; activism and popular politics; institutions and their archives; globalization and new media technologies. The MA also draws upon the cultural institutions and intellectual resources of central London.

The course team is composed of leading scholars, curators, and fine art practitioners. As such it is an intellectual environment conducive to students with similar backgrounds and aspirations, committed and hoping to contribute professionally to the local, national and international world of cultural organisation, the creative economies, and cultural institutions.

For further details: email, call +44 (0)20915 5511, or visit our website:

For more information on our other courses, MA Cultural and Critical Studies and MA English Literature, as well as our PhD programme in Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Institutions, click here.

New IMCC Visiting Junior Research Fellow

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The IMCC would like to welcome Courtney Hopf to the University of Westminster as a Visiting Junior Research Fellow during the latter half of 2010. Courtney is completing a PhD at University of California Davis, and her challenging interdisciplinary research concerns the future of narrative theory in the context of interactive, multi-user online collaborations. She will be hosted by the Institute from August 2010 until January 2011.

For more on our Junior Visiting Research Fellowship programme, see here.

Nigel Mapp joins IMCC

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We’re delighted to welcome Nigel Mapp to the IMCC from this August. Nigel is joining us at Westminster from the University of Tampere in Finland, and is author of the book Paul de Man (Polity 2011) and co-editor of Adorno and Literature (Continuum 2006). He has published widely on critical theory, deconstruction and early modern literature, and is currently working on literature and disenchantment.