Bruno Munari: The Lightness of Art published

Bruno Munari was one of the most important and eclectic twentieth-century European artists. Dubbed the «Leonardo and Peter Pan» of contemporary art, he pioneered what would later be labelled kinetic art, playing a key role in the constitution and definition of the aesthetic programmes of groups such as Movimento Arte Concreta and Programmed Art. He … Continue reading

Book launch: Emergency Noises

Irene Noy’s monograph, Emergency Noises: Sound Art and Gender, will be launched on Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 6 pm at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. The event will include short contributions from Professor Simon Shaw-Miller (University of Bristol), Astrid Schmetterling (Goldsmiths), Frances Carey (The Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust) and the author. … Continue reading

The Art of War published

War and trauma are fundamental human experiences and central to German history, especially in the twentieth century. Since the First World War, which some Germans celebrated as the chance to annihilate the old culture to make space for a new one, German art has been implicated in war. War and trauma cause extreme conditions that … Continue reading

Emergency Noises published

«Gerda Nettesheim’s stainless steel kitchen sink with piano pedals, transformed into a sound box … ! Noy’s feminist reading of German-based women sound artists is an interdisciplinary wake-up call and superbly well written: a visually and aurally powerful book.» (Sarah Wilson, Courtauld Institute of Art) «Irene Noy’s book Emergency Noises: Sound Art and Gender makes … Continue reading

(Re)imagining African Independence published

The fortieth anniversary of the independence of the African countries colonized by Portugal presents a valuable opportunity to reassess how colonialism has been «imagined» through the medium of the moving image. The essays collected in this volume investigate Portuguese colonialism and its filmic and audio-visual imaginaries both during and after the Estado Novo regime, examining … Continue reading

Memories of the Future published

«Everywhere the crisis speeds toward places and people that have long kept the disasters they produced far away and for others. Across a series of groundbreaking essays, Memories of the Future sets into play a debate among scholars and artists about the politics of the future present. This collection refuses to offer an answer. It … Continue reading

InHabit launched @TORCHOxford

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions, edited by Antony Buxton, Linda Hulin and Jane Anderson, was launched on 3 May 2017 at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities  (TORCH). It was featured as part of the Centre’s fortnightly book discussion ‘Book at Lunchtime’. The event was chaired by Elleke Boehmer, Director of TORCH and Professor of World … Continue reading

Invitation to submit book proposals to Modern French Identities

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the book series Modern French Identities with a new editorial board: Modern French Identities http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/MFI Series Editor Peter Collier (University of Cambridge) Editorial Board Contemporary Literature and Thought: Martin Crowley (University of Cambridge) Francophone Studies: Louise Hardwick (University of Birmingham) and Jean Khalfa (University of … Continue reading

Book launch: Inhabit: People, Places and Possessions

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions, edited by Antony Buxton, Linda Hulin and Jane Anderson, will be launched on 3 May 2017 at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities  (TORCH). It will be featured as part of the Centre’s fortnightly book discussion ‘Book at Lunchtime’. The volume editors will be joined by: Dr Cathy Oakes (History of … Continue reading

InHabit: People, Places and Possessions published

Central to human life and experience, habitation forms a context for enquiry within many disciplines. This collection brings together perspectives on human habitation in the fields of anthropology, archaeology, social history, material culture, literature, art and design, and architecture. Significant shared themes are the physical and social structuring of space, practice and agency, consumption and … Continue reading

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