Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Encoding/decoding


When: 3:30–5:30pm, Thursday 5th November
Where: LHRI Seminar Room 1, 29–31 Clarendon Place (map)
Main Text: Hall (1980) Encoding/decoding (download)
Supplementary Text: Stuart Hall: representation & the media (1997) (Video here, or here) (Transcript)

The Quilting Points reading group continues reading Stuart Hall with his influential essay 'Encoding/decoding'. As a supplementary text we have Hall's excellent 1997 video lecture 'Representation & the media'. As always, everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of discipline or department.

We look forward to seeing you there.

QP

Thursday, 15 October 2015

What is this "black" in black popular culture?


When: 3:30–5:30pm, Thursday 22nd October
Where: LHRI Seminar Room 1, 29–31 Clarendon Place (map)
Main Text: Hall (1993) What is this "black" in black popular culture? (download)
Supplementary Text: Stuart Hall: race, the floating signifier (1997) (Video here, here, or here) (transcript)

The Quilting Points reading group continues reading Stuart Hall with his 1993 paper 'What is this "black" in black popular culture?' As a supplementary text we have Hall's 1997 video lecture 'Race: the floating signifier', a brilliantly clear and engaging lecture which comes highly recommended. As always, everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of discipline or department.

We look forward to seeing you there.

QP

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Welcome to the Quilting Points reading group 2015/16


Time: 3:30–5:30pm
Date: Thursday 8th October 2015
Venue: SR01, Leeds Humanities Research Institute, 29–31 Clarendon Place (campus map)
Main Text: Hall (2011) The neo-liberal revolution (download)
Supplementary Text: Hall & O'Shea (2013) Common-sense neoliberalism (download)

Each year Quilting Points conducts a close and critical reading of an influential thinker, examining a number of texts and fostering interdisciplinary critique. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of discipline or background, and all are invited to join the discussion.

This year we take the work of Stuart Hall: cultural theorist, sociologist, public intellectual, and figurehead of British cultural studies. Over the course of the semester we will cover a cross section of Hall’s corpus, beginning with his last peer-reviewed article ‘The neo-liberal revolution’ (2011).

We will also provide supplementary texts in the form of interviews, video lectures, and documentaries, which enhance our understanding of the main reading. The supplementary texts are not essential, but are available to those who are interested. The first of these is an interview with Hall titled ‘Common-sense neoliberalism’ (2013).

Quilting Points will meet every second Thursday. We look forward to seeing you there!

QP