A further lecture in the thought-provoking DANSOX series The Grace Project:

‘Perfectly Disgraceful: Frank O’Hara, Edwin Denby and New York School Grace’

Dr Sam Ladkin of the University of Sheffield, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature

Date:  Thursday, March 10, 2016 – 5:30pm

Venue:  Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda’s College, Oxford
Audience:  Open to all

The Grace Project: this interdisciplinary project focuses on the relationships and meanings of ‘grace’ in all its cultural manifestations.  Beginning with the implications of the term as it is used in dance and literature across historical periods, the project investigates grace in its theological, philosophical, literary, visual, and sociological contexts.  The project has been initiated by TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities) funded talks and workshops involving international dance scholars and historians such as Lynn Garafola and Mark Franko, and will lead to publication of a volume of essays.  For further information contact Dr Susan Jones

More information about DANSOX (Dance Scholarship Oxford) and TORCH here

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Save the date for another fascinating talk programmed by DANSOX (Dance Scholarship Oxford):

The GRACE Project

Speaker: Renate Braeuninger (Northampton)

‘Slavoj Žižek, Grace, and Contemporary Dance’
In his extensive reflections on German philosophy and German Idealism, particularly in Less than Nothing (2012), Žižek alludes to ideas of ‘grace’ on a number of occasions. This talk considers the following questions: What are the concepts and ideas of grace that Žižek is exploring, and to what extent are they useful for research into dance? By looking at German Idealism through the lens of Žižek and by thinking about its relevance to dance we gain a mediated perspective on German Idealism, but one that also reflects contemporary understanding of the term ‘grace’.

Date:  Friday, 20th November 2015 at 5:30pm
Venue:   Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place, Oxford, OX4 1DY

All welcome.  For further information or to register contact susan.jones@ell.ox.ac.uk or just come along!!