CIDRA events in February 2011

Thursday 3 February, 5pm – 6.30pm

A7, Samuel Alexander Building

Kinesthetic Empathy across the Disciplines

What is Kinesthetic Empathy and how does it illuminate research and practice across different disciplines? The AHRC-funded project ‘Watching Dance: Kinesthetic Empathy’ presents a panel chaired by Prof Dee Reynolds (Manchester – SLLC), with Karen Wood (Manchester – SLLC), Dr Matthew Reason (York – Theatre and Performance), Tal-Chen Rabinowitch (Cambridge –  Musicology) and Nicola Shaughnessy (Kent – Performance Theory). Panel topics include screen dance, creative writing, musical group interaction and applied theatre practice. The event will be followed by a wine reception.

Wednesday 9 February, 12 – 7pm

Room A7, Samuel Alexander Building

The Public Commemoration of the Past

12-1:15: Session 1

Atreyee Sen, RCUK Fellow, University of Manchester

Anke Bernau, English and American Studies, University of Manchester

Yvonne Whelan, Geography, University of Bristol

Ana Carden-Coyne, History, University of Manchester

1:45-3:00: Session 2

Peter Buse, Department of English, Salford University

Andrew Frayn, English and American Studies, University of Manchester

James Garratt, Music, University of Manchester

Maiken Umbach, History, University of Manchester

5:00 Plenary Lecture, Samuel Alexander Lecture Theatre

Representations of the Glorious Revolution in Eighteenth-Century Britain (tbc)

Steven Pincus, Yale University

Interiors CIDRA Lecture Series

Tuesday February 15,  5pm, John Casken LT, Martin Harris Building (followed by wine reception)

Co-sponsored by CIDRA and MARC

Charles Rice (Kingston University)

Interior / Urban c.1974

Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 film ‘The Conversation’ provides the context to chart an urban interiority defined through acoustic space. The lecture will actively ‘resplice’ Coppola’s film, working backward and outward from professional eavesdropper Harry Caul’s domestic interior (and his destruction of it), to the urban interiority his listening-in creates. In this way the film and the lecture will provide a material figure and an historical moment for the emergence of a very current concern – the formation of the inhuman, sensate urban environment.

Charles Rice is Professor of Architectural History and Theory and Head of the School of Art and Design History at Kingston University, London.

He is author of The Emergence of the Interior (2007).

CIDRA/MARC Masterclass: Wednesday 16 February: 10-12 (University Place: 4.214) Discussants: Simon Guy (SED) and Mark Crinson (AHVS)

Please see PDFs for reading:

  • Reyner Banham,’ Environmental Management’, in The Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment, pp. 18-29. London: Architectural Press, 1984: banhamenvironmental
  • Charles Rice, ‘The Inside of Space: Some issues concerning heterogeneity, the interior, and the weather’, in Michael Hensel, Achim Menges and Christopher Hight (eds), Space Reader: Heterogeneous Space in Architecture, pp. 185-193. London: Wiley, 2009: Rice Inside of Space

 

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