School of Arts News
Talk: 'Lawrence Alloway's Violent America: The Movies'
21 November 2013
Professor Peter Stanfield, Head of the School of Arts, is giving a public talk at King's College London on 27th November at 17.30 on 'Lawrence Alloway's Violent America: The Movies'. This paper examines the 1960s writings on violence and American movies by the British art critic Lawrence Alloway. He defined film violence through formal co-ordinates that could best be understood as 'a series of distances and a schedule of gestu...
Visions of Utopia Exhibition and Public Lectures
20 November 2013
This exhibition presents Soviet posters of the first two decades following the October Revolution – the period when a grandiose attempt to build a new society and a new world in Russia was most intense and driven by an ingenious believe in the real possibility to do that. In other words, it was driven by Utopia. Post-revolution society was changing very quickly and the character of Utopia transformed hugely during those two decades. The posters in the...
Professor Christina Lodder appointed President of the Malevich Society
14 November 2013
Professor Christina Lodder in HPA has been made President of the Malevich Society. This is a prestigious grant-awarding body which sponsors research on Malevich and the wider Russian avant-garde in the early decades of the 20th century. So, hearty congratulations to Christina on gaining this position. For more details on the Society see: http://www.malevichsociety.org/pages/ms.html
Kent Professor appointed President of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image
14 November 2013
Professor Murray Smith has been made President of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image. This is a prestigious appointment so hearty congratulations to Murray on this recognition of his standing in the field. The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) is an interdisciplinary organization made up of scholars interested in cognitive, philosophical, aestheti...
'Learning from Metaphors' Mitchell Green (University of Connecticut) - ARC Research Seminar
8 November 2013
The Aesthetics Research Centre is pleased to announce its next research seminar taking place on 14th November, 4-6pm in GLT3. Abstract: “A default view of the epistemic value of figurative discourse might take it to be capable of producing belief, but not knowledge save by accident or in relatively unimportant ways. By contrast with literal language, which many see as capable of prod...