The Work of Representation
When: 3:30pm, Thursday 3rd December
Where: LHRI Seminar Room 1, 29–31 Clarendon Place (map)
Text: Hall (1997) The Work of Representation (ch. 3&4, pp. 39–51) (download)
The last Quilting Points session of the semester is on Thursday the 3rd of December, for which we are reading Stuart Hall's 'The Work of Representation' (1997). Note: we are only reading chapters 3&4—although feel free to read the whole thing! Hall makes a broad analysis of theories of representation, linking the thought of Saussure, Barthes, Foucault, Marx, and Gramsci as they negotiate the relationship between language and society. This text will also prepare us for next semester's reading, in which we will look at the theorists and philosophers who influenced Hall's work.
As always, everyone is welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there.