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CRITIQUE Lecture Find Our Mothers: Chantal Akerman’s Camerawork as Motherwork, with Lori Marso (Union College) – 14 April 2021, 3 pm

In Jeanne Dielman (1975), From the Other Side (2002) and No Home Movie (2015), Belgian/French filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s camera does motherwork by creating spaces where characters and spectators encounter, hold, and work through discomforting feelings, events, and fantasies.  Informed by black feminist thinking on motherwork and fabulation, I explore how Akerman’s films acknowledge harmful fantasies and norms that structure the way we identify mothers, while also creating cinematic spaces where new practices of mothering and motherwork can be experienced and imagined.  Reading Akerman’s […]

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Being Heumann

When you say ‘No, you can’t do this’, I hear ‘Change the World!’ Gisli Vogler, Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Open Learning, University of Edinburgh, interviews Judith Heumann on her memoir Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2020). Heumann is a […]

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CRITIQUE Professional Development Series Publish Your Dissertation with Nicola Ramsey, Head of Editorial at Edinburgh University Press – 10 March 2021, 10 am

Nicola Ramsey is the Head of Editorial at Edinburgh University Press, as well as the publisher for EUP’s highly-regarded Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies list. She has worked in the academic publishing industry for over 20 years, and is joining us to share ideas about getting a PhD thesis published […]

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