30 Nov 2018 12:00pm - 3:45pm Seminar Room S1, 1st Floor Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road.


Professor Freddie Rokem  (Chicago, Tel Aviv)
Dr Mischa Twitchin (Goldsmiths)
Dr Ross Cole (Cambridge)
Dr Martin Zeilinger (ARU)

Workshop from 12.00pm to 3.45pm
Please see programme for details 


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Part of 'Re-' Interdisciplinary Network series

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12.00 - 13.30

What does it mean to “be like Niobe/all tears”?

‘Re-‘ Lecture by Prof Freddie Rokem (Chicago/Tel Aviv)
Respondent: Dr Mischa Twitchin (Goldsmiths)

A special lecture by dramaturg and Univ. of Chicago Weigeland Visiting Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies Freddie Rokem exploring how and in which contexts the tragic figure of Niobe becomes exemplary, a figure worth employing as a model for creating a legacy: for example, in Sophocles’ Antigone, Shakespeare’s Hamlet (by negation) and in the works of Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht.

Dr Mischa Twitchin, is lecturer in the Theatre and Performance Department, Goldsmiths, University of London. His essay- and performance-films can be seen on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/user13124826/videos; and his book The Theatre of Death – the Uncanny in Mimesis is published in Palgrave’s Performance Philosophy series. https://www.gold.ac.uk/theatre-performance/staff/twitchin-dr-mischa/

13.30 - 14.15


14.15 - 15.45

Repeating works: Perspectives from blues recording and digital art

Dr Ross Cole (Musicologist, Faculty of Music, Cambridge).
Ed. Remixing Music Studies: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Cook, forthcoming; Mastery and Masquerade in the Transatlantic Blues Revival. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 143/1 (2018): 173–210) https://www.rosscole.co.uk

Dr Martin Zeilinger (Digital Artist, Curator, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies, Anglia Ruskin University).
Co-ed. Dynamic Fair Dealing, Univ. of Toronto Press 2014, forthcoming monograph theorising the concept of appropriation in contemporary and digital art; curator, Rethinking Affordance exhibition & symposium (2018), and Vector New Media Art Festival (since 2013). http://marjz.net


Ross’s interests extend from the fin de siècle to the 21st century, with a focus on experimental music, the politics of mass culture, the poetics of song, and the historiography of popular music. 

Martin is developing a perspective on the aesthetic/intellectual/practice-based challenges and opportunities raised by the digital, which he will situate in the context of theories and philosophies of adaptation / repetition / copying.


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