Theory Sessions for PGTs/PGRs (Nov)

As part of this year’s 2015/2016 PGT Skills Training programme we are offering the following mixed PGT/PGR Using Theory sessions that are open to all postgraduates of the humanities. This semester we are offering the following sessions:

Using This session will demonstrate the importance of collective memory theories in research, equip students with basic knowledge about the field, as well as major theories and influential authors; and demonstrate ways of applying these selected theories.

Using Memory Theory [Theory Session]: This session will demonstrate the importance of collective memory theories in research, equip students with basic knowledge about the field, as well as major theories and influential authors; and demonstrate ways of applying these selected theories.

Date: 12 November 2015
Time: 5PM to 7PM
Location: University Place 3.214
Facilitator: Jan Gryta
Sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/using-memory-theory-tickets-19445547155

An Introduction to Jean-Luc Nancy [Theory Session]: Jean-Luc Nancy is one of the most influential thinkers of contemporary continental philosophy. This workshop will introduce his thought on subjectivity and community (two areas in which he has been particularly influential) and provide the opportunity for discussion and analysis.

Date: 25 November 2015
Time: 5PM to 7PM
Location: University Place 3.214
Facilitator: Joseph Twist
Sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-jean-luc-nancy-tickets-19446015556

Theorising the Gaze: Exploring the Object-Spector Relationship in Visual Culture [Theory Session]: This workshop will delve into the more detailed concepts of “the gaze” and its role in the relationship between spectator and object. Explored, refined and critiqued by countless theorists, the gaze has developed into one of the most influential critical concepts in the theories of spectatorship which are central to not only to film theory but to the study of visual culture more broadly. As such, the workshop is designed to facilitate discussion and peer-to-peer learning among participants from multiple fields and disciplines.

Date: 26 November
Time: 5PM to 7PM
Location: University Place 3.214
Facilitator: Nicola Runciman
Sign-up: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/theorising-the-gaze-exploring-the-object-spector-relationship-in-visual-culture-tickets-19446284360

All sign up is through Eventbrite. Should you have any further questions please feel free to email michelle.magin@manchester.ac.uk.

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