Events: public

Provocation #2: Scholarship is the New Conservative

This year, join keynote provocateurs Andrew Gibson, Jennifer Rutherford and James Ley to address our Provocation #2: Scholarship is the New Conservative

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Public Lecture with Michael Taussig

In his free public lecture chaired by esteemed professor Stephen Muecke, acclaimed anthropologist Professor Michael Taussig will  attempt to figure out the mastery of non-mastery. He will pause on Marcel Proust’s alignment of the mimesis between wasp and orchid as consonant with that of the sexual encounter between a baron and a tailor—prelude to his thoughts on inter-species sex, shamanism, and paramilitary massacres as copies chasing copies. Through these pauses, Michael will speculate on the fate of the mimetic faculty in relation to global meltdown and metamorphic sublimity.

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Masterclass with Michael Taussig

Following on from his free public lecture join renowned anthropologist Professor Michael Taussig as he attempts to figure out the mastery of non-mastery. He will pause on Marcel Proust’s alignment of the mimesis between wasp and orchid as consonant with that of the sexual encounter between a baron and a tailor—prelude to his thoughts on inter-species sex, shamanism, and paramilitary massacres as copies chasing copies. Through these pauses, Michael will speculate on the fate of the mimetic faculty in relation to global meltdown and metamorphic sublimity.

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Water Thinking: Public Lecture by Dr Jenny Newell

Dr Jenny Newell (Australian Museum) will be giving a free public lecture entitled Water Thinking: Caring for Oceans and Sharing Connections in a Time of Climate Crisis. Dr Newell is currently acting director of Programs, Exhibitions and Cultural Collections at the Australian Museum, Sydney. Her particular interests are on material culture and the relationships between Pacific Islanders and their environments, while her research projects explore the cultural impacts of climate change in the Pacific. Dr Newell is giving this lecture as part of the H2O: Life and Death conference hosted by the JMCCCP and supported by the EU Centre for Global Affairs on 14th September, Hartley Concert Room.

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Public Workshop on Arts & Imagination at Art Gallery of SA

JMCCCP member Professor Jenny McMahon will be chairing a free public workshop at the Art Gallery of South Australia on the role of metaphors, tropes and images in shaping experience and guiding action on 3 July 2-5pm. The workshop will feature presentations by: internationally renowned artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro; Dr Micheal Newell (Director, MA in Philosophy of Art & Aesthetics, University of Kent); and Dr Daniel Von Strummer (artist and senior lecturer, Monash University). The workshop is convened by the ArtSENSE: Taste & Community ARC project as part of the Australasian Association for Philosophy Conference, 2017 in collaboration with the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and the American Society for Aesthetics.

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Public Lecture with Professor Alan Lelchuk

Why do we read works of literature? This public lecture with award-winning writers, Professor Alan Lelchuk (Dartmouth College), will focus on the special importance of reading great works of literature in our digital age. Professor Lelchuk will discuss the power and pleasures of reading serious works of literature, be they short stories, novels or poetry, and their subsequent aesthetic and moral rewards. It is through such habits of reading that the inner life of the individual can be cultivated and preserved in all its richness.

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Public Lecture: Beckett's Unhappiness

A public lecture by Professor Andrew Gibson (Royal Holloway, University of London)

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A First Place: David Malouf at 80 - In Conversation with Nicholas Jose

A reciprocal event between the Friends of the University Library and the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, celebrating two new publications by David Malouf: Earth Hour and A First Place.

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Last Words: Colloquium and Concert

Last Words
An exploration on how words shape music. What makes a good text for music? Can music elevate a banal text into something transcendent? Are there some words that are too perfect to set to music?

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Making History

Stephen Whittington and Mark Carroll are giving a public presentation as part of the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters Arts and Heritage programme.

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