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London Shakespeare Centre and Shakespeare's Globe Graduate Conference

London Shakespeare Centre and Shakespeare's Globe Graduate Conference
Date
23 (09:00) - 24 February 2018 (17:00)
Location
King's Building Strand Campus (23rd) and Shakespeare's Globe (24th)
Description
The London Shakespeare Centre is pleased to announce its inaugural graduate conference. In a geopolitical climate increasingly dominated by the language of divisiveness, this two-day conference seeks to explore the ways in which literary culture has long brought people, texts and ideas together.

Niki Marangou: Cyprus, female voice and memory

Niki Marangou: Cyprus, female voice and memory
Date
26 February 2018 (17:30-19:00)
Location
Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand Campus
Description
This talk will present the results of the workshop Niki Marangou: Cyprus, female voice and memory organised in collaboration with the British School at Athens in September 2017, as part of the project The Life and Work of Niki Marangou (1948-2013).

Natural Beauty – Ideals and Realities of Beauty in Late Byzantium

Natural Beauty – Ideals and Realities of Beauty in Late Byzantium
Date
27 February 2018 (17:30-19:00)
Location
Small Committee Room (K0.31) Strand Campus
Description
CHS Late Antique and Byzantine Seminar Series 2017-2018: This paper will discuss some of the common elements of the depictions of women's appearance in late Byzantium, considering textual and visual evidence.

Art, nature, and an imperfect ethics of sexual reproduction in the Romance of the Rose

Art, nature, and an imperfect ethics of sexual reproduction in the  Romance of the Rose
Date
27 February 2018 (18:00-20:00)
Location
Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand Campus
Description
This paper considers the paradox of the poetic figure of the goddess Nature represented as an artisan to show how the Roseengages with Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy while showing the specific philosophical potential of vernacular allegory.

The Experiences of Gay Muslims in Malaysia and Britain: Is a 'Gay-friendly' Islam Possible?

Date
27 February 2018 (18:00-19:30)
Location
3.01 Virginia Woolf Building, King's College, Strand Campus
Description
In this presentation, I compare the experiences of gay Muslim men and women in two differing country contexts – in Malaysia, where Islam is the religion of the majority and the state religion, and in Britain, where it is a minority religion.

Cancelled - Department of German Research Seminar

Cancelled - Department of German Research Seminar
Date
28 February 2018 (12:30-14:00)
Location
VWB 5.29 Virginia Woolf Building
Description
Cancelled - Daniele Vecchiato (King's College London), 'Legal Cultures and Literary Trials in the Age of Goethe. Presentation of the VehmeLit Project'. Part of the Department of German research seminar series 2017/18.

Comparative Literature research seminar

Comparative Literature research seminar
Date
28 February 2018 (16:30)
Location
VWB 6.01 Virginia Woolf Building 22 Kingsway
Description
Cristina Viti in Conversation with Rosa Mucignat (King's College London), 'The World Saved by Kids: Notes on Translating Elsa Morante'. Part of the Comparative Literature Research Seminar Series 2017/18

Central@Kings

Central@Kings
Date
28 February 2018 (17:30-19:30)
Location
Bush House- room TBC
Description
The tree of performance knowledge: Collaborative writing as a dramaturgy of practice / research

Queer Discipline Seminar with Carol Tulloch

Queer Discipline Seminar with Carol Tulloch
Date
1 March 2018 (18:00-20:30)
Location
Council Room (K2.29) King’s Building Strand Campus
Description
Carol Tulloch is a writer and curator with a specialism in dress and black identities. She is a Professor of Dress, Diaspora and Translationalism at the University of Arts London, a member of the Transnational Art, Identity and Nation Research Centre (TrAIN) and currently the TrAIN/V&A Fellow in the Research Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Read more

Medieval Film Club: Hamlet

Medieval Film Club: Hamlet
Date
2 March 2018 (18:30-21:30)
Location
Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31) Strand Campus
Description
After two years' hiatus, the CLAMS Medieval Film Club is back for the 2017/18 academic year. Join us for a screening of Grigori Kozintsev's Hamlet (USSR, 1964).
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