Ivan Vladislavic

Ivan Vladislavic in conversation with Peter Beilharz

Cities like Johannesburg are easily reviled, at a distance. Those who live in them, or are drawn to them, need to make peace with tough cities, even perhaps to love them.         Ivan Vladislavic is the leading South African writer of urban fiction. His work combines irony, humour, engagement and detachment, the…

Detail of Hiroshima Panels (1950); by Iri and Toshi Maruki. Maruki Gallery For The Hiroshima Panels

Thesis Eleven Centre Annual Lecture: What is remembered when the bombing of Hiroshima is remembered? – Keith Tester, University of Hull

Wednesday 20 August 2014 UPDATED TIME: 1pm – 2pm Martin Building Lecture Theatre 488, La Trobe University (To be followed by Postgraduate Masterclass from 2.30-5pm in DWB 222) According to Gunther Anders, the bombing of Hiroshima signified the dawning of the age of the Inverted Utopia – utopians, he said imagine what they cannot achieve,…

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Keith Tester in conversation with Peter Beilharz

Tuesday 19 August 2014, 4 – 6 pm La Trobe University, Martin Building 362A Open to the Public (No RSVP required) Keith Tester and Peter Beilharz are among the leading interpreters of the work of Zygmunt Bauman. They began writing about this work when there was really no Bauman literature at all. That situation has…

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Issue 123, August 2014

Art, Aesthetics and the City   August 2014; 123 Articles Bernard Smith’s Formalesque and the end of the history of art Jim Berryman Abstract: The concept of the Formalesque preoccupied Bernard Smith during the last decades of his life. First propounded in Modernism’s History (1998), the Formalesque is a proposed period style describing the art…