5 May 2012

The Bodies in Movement Seminar Series presents Scott Wilson, 25 May, Edinburgh, 2-6pm

Bodies in Movement, supported by the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), is extremely excited to present Scott Wilson as the first academic speaker in our Spring-Summer 2012 Seminar Series, taking place at IASH, Edinburgh from 2-6pm on 25 May 2012.

A member of both the London Graduate School and the School of Humanities at Kingston University, London, Wilson will join us for a half-day, in-depth discussion of his work. Wilson's current research in psychoanalysis, influenced by cultural theory – particularly within the areas of cinema and music – both tests the limits of psychoanalysis as a discipline and seeks to revise its contemporary social bases. Be prepared for dashes of game theory, Aphex Twin, David Lynch, psychosis and more in this fascinating and dynamic afternoon of discussion.
This is a free event, but booking is essential. Participants are asked to read the following texts in advance, which will be provided by the organisers upon confirmation of attendance:
  • "Making Numbers Speak: John F. Nash Jr. and the Madness of Neoliberalism." Culture/Clinic 1.1 (forthcoming): 1–17.
  • "The Braindance of the Hikikomori: Towards a Return to Speculative Psychoanalysis." Paragraph 33.3 (2010): 392–409.
  • "Neuracinema." David Lynch in Theory. Ed. François-Xavier Gleyzon. Prague: Literaria Pragensia Press, 2010. 70–86.
  • Extract from Chapter 6, "Surprised by Joy" in The Order of Joy: Beyond the Cultural Politics of Enjoyment. New York: SUNY, 2008. 117–129.
To secure a place at the seminar, please email one of the conference organisers. Further details on the BiM Seminar Series is available here.

Karin Sellberg (k.j.k.sellberg@gmail.com)
Lena Wånggren (l.e.wanggren@sms.ed.ac.uk)
Kamillea Aghtan (kamillea@hotmail.com)

Order of events:
2:00-2:15pm  Introduction2:15-3:15pm  Scott Wilson presents his work
3:15-3:45pm  Tea and coffee break
3:45-4:45pm  Three responses (15 minutes each) by Michael O'Rourke, Douglas Clark and Christos Hadjiyiannis
4:45-6:00pm  Open discussion

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH)

2 Hope Park Square
Edinburgh EH8 9NW

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