2 16 Apr 2021
Another Screen together with ICI Berlin presents two rarely exhibited films on hands and their place in relation to fate, work, pleasure, touch, and surveillance: Maria Lassnig’s 'Palmistry' (1974) and Ayesha Hameed’s 'A Rough History (of the destruction of fingerprints)' (2015).
26 Apr 2021
How to Have Sex
How to Have Sex
in a Pandemic
Tim Dean’s thinking has evolved around questions of infection, pharmaceutical regimes, and the forms of the self and the social that come with them. His talk echoes the title of Douglas Crimp’s seminal 1987 essay about AIDS ‘How to Have Promiscuity in an Epidemic?’
29 Apr 2021
Landscapes of Resistance
Landscapes of Resistance, a film by Marta Popivoda, traces a journey through the memories of antifascist fighter Sonja (97), one of the first Partisan women in Yugoslavia, who was also among the leaders of the Resistance movement at Auschwitz.
29 30 Apr 2021
At a time when the notion of the ‘archive’ threatens to become a dead metaphor, the symposium suggests to take a particularly contentious example — that of the Yugoslav Partisan ‘counter-archive’ — as a starting-point for its reconsideration of archival politics.
30 Apr 2021
KARLA is based on a conversation with a content moderator for the world's largest online video sharing platform. The content moderator wished to remain anonymous and so his/her words were memorized by an actress, whose performance was then recorded using facial-capture technology.
5 May 2021
Many characters die twice in the nineteenth-century novel, with protracted and repeated death scenes marking the profundity and inescapability of death, its communal nature, and the deep sentimentality associated with the loss of a beloved other.
10 May 2021
What Ground Do We Read On?
This talk explores the process of writing a ’Handbook‘, drawing on the experience of co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Chaucer and commenting on the new Oxford Handbook of Dante, and sketches out what approaches to these writers -- and their canonical status -- might entail.
11 May 2021
Prekäre Verkörperungen: Die Figur des Helden zwischen Exemplarität und Singularität
Was ist ein Held, eine Heldin? Eine Figur, die bestimmte menschliche Eigenschaften, verkörpert, die wir für exemplarisch halten und Dinge tut, die vorbildlich sind?
12 May 2021
Going Through Hell
Perhaps it was seeing an illustration of Henry Holiday’s painting, ‘Dante and Beatrice’, in a History text book at school in Jamaica, that started my fascination with the Divine Comedy; for I remember as a thirteen year old girl, being haunted by that image of the poet.
7 Jun 2021
Dante’s Queer Fathers
In 700 years of intense commentary, readers of the Comedy—at least professional readers—have almost entirely managed to avoid a crucial inquiry: what did Dante know about classical pederasty? What did he think of it? And most poignantly, did he think about Virgil in this context?
17 18 Jun 2021
What Happened to
What Happened to
Lesbian and Gay Studies?
Does anyone do ‘lesbian and gay studies’? The formulation likely sounds quaint when gender and sexuality studies now aims its sights at so much more than what these identities designate.
23 Jun 2021
From Hoe to Heaux : Illicit Eroticism and the Black Erotic Imagination
The talk considers the politics of Black women engaging in forms of hustling, hypersexuality, and sex work. Centring the question of how Black women interrogate and rework damaging archetypes like the ‘Hoe’, this talk theorizes from below, focusing on multiply marginalized Black cis and femme women involved in stigmatized and criminalized forms of erotic engagement, relation, and survival.