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Issue 124, October 2014

On Luc Boltanski: Contradictions and Critiques   “Boltanski is described as challenging formulaic approaches in sociology and as developing instead novel theoretical insights and an innovative pragmatist methodology. It is suggested that these innovations are complemented by Boltanski’s substantial investigations into empirical developments. Links are drawn between the themes of Boltanski’s work, especially on the…

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Ivan Vladislavić – Seeing South Africa @ Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo

Wednesday 22 October 2014 12 pm Visual Arts Centre, View Street, Bendigo South African writer Ivan Vladislavić has worked often with artists and especially with photographers. He will discuss the value of working in response – or resistance – to visual images. Vladislavić’s works include The Restless Supermarket (2001); Double Negative (2010), Portrait with Keys…

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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…

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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…