Forthcoming Speaker Events

 

—ARCHIVE OF SPEAKER EVENTS—

The Immorality of Inequality: Weighing Down on Freedom

Tuesday 7 March 2017, 5.30pm

Speaker: Professor Kate Pickett (University of York)

Venue: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

An Interview with Fintan O’Toole

Wednesday 9 November 2016, 6.15pm

Speaker: Fintan O’Toole (The Irish Times) with Adam Kelly

Venue: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn-16/no-place-home/

NB: The interview follows a lecture by Fintan O’Toole, “No Place Like Home: Irish Writing in a Changing World.”

Restarting the Clock of History: Periodicity, Neoliberalism and Contemporary World Literature

Wednesday 2 November 2016, 6.15pm

Speaker: Dr Sharae Deckard (University College Dublin)

Venue: Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

http://www.york.ac.uk/english/news-events/events/2016/restartingtheclockofhistory/

NB: This talk is preceded by Omaar Hena (Wake Forest University) who will be speaking at 4.30pm in BS/008, Berrick Saul Building, on ‘After Ireland? Ireland’s Afterlives in Global Anglophone Poetry’

Some Apostate Theses on the Creative Economy

Wednesday 1 June 2016, 2.00pm

Speaker: Dr Sarah Brouillette (Carleton University)

Venue: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

http://www.york.ac.uk/english/news-events/events/2016/creativelabour/

Uncommon: Hobbes and Theoliberalism

Tuesday 10 May 2016, 5.30pm

Speaker: Professor Arthur Bradley (Lancaster University)

Venue: Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

http://www.york.ac.uk/english/news-events/events/2016/uncommonhobbesandtheoliberalism/

The Freedom of Each and the Freedom of All? Freedom in a Capitalist Market Economy

Friday 22 January 2016, 5.00pm

Speaker: Professor Maeve Cooke (University College Dublin)

Venue: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

https://www.york.ac.uk/english/news-events/events/2016/freedomandpoliticalpower/

Academic Freedom After Neoliberalism

Wednesday 28 October 2015, 6.00pm,

Speaker: Professor Thomas Docherty (Warwick)

Venue: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

https://www.york.ac.uk/hrc/whats-on/2015-16/academicfreedomafterneoliberalism/

The Beauty of a Social Problem

Wednesday 3 June 2015, 3.00pm

Speaker: Professor Mark McGurl (Stanford University)

Professor McGurl will lead a discussion of Walter Benn Michaels’ essay ‘The Beauty of a Social Problem’, which deals with the problem of artistic form in the age of neoliberalism.

Venue: D/104, Derwent College, University of York

https://www.york.ac.uk/english/news-events/events/2015/thebeautyofasocialproblem/

Hannah Arendt on Freedom

Monday 27 April 2015, 5.30pm

Speaker: Professor Richard H. King (University of Nottingham)

Professor King will lead a discussion of Hannah Arendt’s essay “What is Freedom?”

Venue: Seminar Room BS/008, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

http://www.york.ac.uk/english/news-events/events/2015/freedomafterneoliberalism3/

Freedom and the Commoner

Wednesday 4 February 2015, 5.30pm

Speaker: Dr Nick Stevenson (University of Nottingham)

Dr Stevenson will present a paper on the British New Left’s idea of the commoner, and its relevance today.

Venue: Seminar Room BS/008, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

https://www.york.ac.uk/english/news-events/events/2015/freedomafterneoliberalism2/

The Proposition: Freedom After Neoliberalism

Monday 19 January 2015, 12.15pm to 2.15pm

Contributors: Dr Adam Kelly (English, York), Dr Alex Beaumont (Humanities, York St John), Professor Werner Bonefeld (Politics, York), Dr Tom O’Shea (Politics, York), Dr Claire Westall (English, York), Professor Ziad Elmarsafy (English, York), Dr Chris Renwick (History, York), Dr Luna Dolezal (Philosophy, Durham).

This session asks what an engagement with the concept of freedom can add to the recent debates on neoliberalism in the humanities and social sciences.

Venue: Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York

https://www.york.ac.uk/english/news-events/events/2015/thepropositionfreedomafterneoliberalism/