25 April 2012

Conference: Poetics of Anxiety and Security: the problem of speech and action in our time. Homi Bhabha on Auden and Arendt, London, 27-8 April 2012

In a two-day conference hosted by Birkbeck (University of London) and the Serpentine Gallery on 27-28 April of this year, Homi Bhabha will lead what will no doubt be a challenging and completely absorbing discussion on W. H. Auden's The Age of Anxiety and Hannah Arendt oeuvre.

Due to its popularity, the venue of the conference has been shifted and as a result further places are available for reservation through the Birkbeck website. Kicking off with a performances, readings and a keyote by Homi Bhabha on the evening on the first day, this will be followed by another keynote and a fairly scholarly schedule of speakers on the second day. And, best of all, the event is free of charge.
"participants will investigate ... in particular the links between the works, the relevance of poetry and the wider issue of security. This multi-disciplinary event will include lectures, discussions, screenings, poetry readings and performances to examine essential questions about the relationship between poetry, politics and art."

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