Gregynog Hall

Gregynog Hall

16 June 2017

We are delighted to announce that full details of the guest professor seminars are now available through the link to the right. 

There is an exciting choice of topics. Each seminar comprises two (Stream A) or three (Stream B and C) one-and-a-half hour sessions. The seminars run in three steams and participants choose one seminar from each stream:

Stream A:

Affirmative Ontologies (Erzsebet Strausz)

Dismantling the World: race, resistance, psychoanalysis (Andreja Zevnik)

Stream B:
The End of the International: spectres, ruins, nostalgia (Tom Lundborg)

Sovereignties: both Schmitt and Hayek (R. B. J. Walker)

Personhood and Politics (Jenny Edkins)

Stream C:
Catastriphic, Sublime, and Ludic Events (Michael J Shapiro)

Poetics and Political Inquiry (Andrew Davison)

 Amateur Diplomatic Fragments and Letters (Sam Okoth Opondo)

In addition to these seminars, we have a plenary seminar  - a completely new activity on this year’s schedule – led by Martin Coward. Martin will explore questions surrounding visual geopolitics. Then there are three plenary workshops. The first, led by Himadeep Muppidi, entitled ‘Worlding the postcolonial’, follows on from the wonderful storytelling workshop he led for the past couple of years. The second is another continuation of a very successful venture from last year —a pedagogy and research practice workshop led by Phil Gaydon, Erzsebet Strausz and Yvonne Rinkart. This workshop takes place over two plenary sessions in the Music Room on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon/evening and finally a career development workshop let by Andrew Russell and Andreja Zevnik on Friday afternoon.

Other activities include research surgeries with guest professors, sessions organised by participants, roundtables, a barbecue, and hopefully a yoga session to counterbalance all that thinking. There will be free time too, to enjoy walks and conversation in the beautiful surroundings at Gregynog.

Any queries, contact us on
Looking forward to seeing you in July!

Andreja and Erzsebet.

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