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Love and Perverted Desires: Four Centuries of Japanese Literature published 08/02/2017

14 March 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle (entrance facing Regent’s Park), London NW1 4QP In this talk, Damian Flanagan will explore the shifting sexual norms of Japan’s literary history from the Edo Period to the present. Dr Damian Flanagan is an award-winning author and translator who has published […]

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Vertical: Stephen Graham in conversation with Iain Sinclair published 07/02/2017

23 February 2017 – 7pm to 9pm 68 Hanbury Street London E1 5JL £3 entry (non-members) Stephen Graham is Professor of Cities and Society at Newcastle University. His most recent book is Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers. Iain Sinclair is a Welsh writer and filmmaker on psychogeography, and author of acclaimed book Orbital. […]

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VicLeka published 15/01/2017

Vic Godard & A.M.Leka Exhibition: VicLeka 27 – 31 January 2017 GALLERY 46 46 Ashfield Street, London E1 2AJ Related: 2014 review / 2002 interview at 3:AM

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“Brutalism in Ruins?” published 11/01/2017

Prof. Christoph Lindner (University of Oregon) and Owen Hatherley Fri 27 January 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 Science Museum, 165 Queens Gate, London SW7 5HD Free entry (registration link) Adopting a transnational and comparative approach, Prof. Lindner will examine the connections between brutalist architecture, ruin aesthetics, hipsterfication, and the violence of globalization in locations as diverse […]

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The Face of Stuckism published 10/01/2017

By E A Everall: 12 January – 5 February 2017 The Stone Space, Leytonstone Church Lane, London E11 1HG (@thestonespace) E A Everall is a founder-member of Stuckism, the infamous international ‘outsider’ art movement. Founded in 1999, Stuckism originated as a riposte to the then dominance of ‘conceptualism’ and non-painting in general and is committed to […]

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Derek Parfit RIP 1942-2017 published 04/01/2017

A philosopher’s philosopher, very influential and impressive. His argument regarding the unimportance of personal identity led to these reflections: ‘When I believed [that personal identity is what matters], I seemed imprisoned in myself. My life seemed like a glass tunnel, through which I was moving faster every year, and at the end of which there […]

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Top Reads of 2016: Hestia Peppe published 27/12/2016

The task of describing one’s or indeed any one experience of reading in 2016 is daunting. It’s daunting because, in a lifetime of heavy reading I don’t think there’s been a year when I read more. When I say reading I am aware now that to speak only of reading literature or even words is […]

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Top Reads of 2016: Eley Williams published 24/12/2016

Books for which I was thankful this year.   1. ‘Monuments are interesting mostly in how they diminish all other aspects of the landscape. Each highly perceptible thing makes something else almost imperceptible. This is so matter of fact, but I’ve been told I’m incomprehensible: Anne, what do you mean that noticing one thing can […]

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Top Reads of 2016: Richard Marshall published 23/12/2016

12 of what I’ve read this year: The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880. Frederick Beiser. Beiser is an essential read and this is a great and readable book about an important sub-field of continental philosophy. It includes, for the Beckett fans amongst us, a chapter on Windelband, one of whose books Beckett read and from which […]

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