Events: Date from: 01-01-1997 Date to: 31-12-2013
Nietzsche as Phenomenologist – Reevaluating Consciousness
Who:Professor Christine Daigle, Brock University
Venue:Morven Brown LG28
When:24 Sep 2013, 1pm - 2:30pm

Philosophy Seminar

My paper will show that Nietzsche was a phenomenologist avant la lettre. In his middle period works, Nietzsche explicitly embraces the Enlightenment spirit and aims to shed a critical eye on received metaphysical, moral and religious notions among which that of consciousness.

Irrational Desires: Erotic fantasy and the history of the classical body
Who:Dr Alastair Blanshard, University of Sydney
Venue:Morven Brown Building, Room 310
When:24 Sep 2013, 12:30pm - 1:45pm

HIstory Seminar Series

The Family in Imperial, Colonial & Transnational Histories
Who:Humanities & Languages
Venue:Goodsell Building Room 221-223
When:30 Sep 2013, 3:30pm - 9:15pm

A Symposium Sponsored by the Research Cluster on Imperial, Colonial and Transnational Histories

40 years is nothing: History and memory of the 1973 coups d’etat in Uruguay and Chile
Who:Academics and Young Researchers
Venue:Robert Webster 327 & 335
When:4 Oct 2013, 9am - 6pm

Full Day Seminar

A seminar where academics and young researchers from Australia, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil and United States of America will present and discuss their latest research regarding the 1973 coup d’états in Uruguay and Chile, and their ramifications today. The seminar will be open to the public and will feature actors of these events as special guests.

Theorising the Colonial City
Who:Dr Katrina Gulliver, UNSW
Venue:Morven Brown Building, Room 309
When:8 Oct 2013, 12:30pm - 1:45pm

History Seminar Series

Sensory Dissonance: The Clash of Cultures in Urban Memories
Who:Professor Paula Hamilton, UTS
Venue:History House, 33 Macquarie Street, Sydney
When:11 Oct 2013, 5pm - 7pm

Australian Studies Research Network, Hosted by the University of Newcastle and UNSW

We understand cities primarily through the visual, seeing them everyday through our mind’s eye, but the city can engage all our senses as an invocation to remembering. This paper draws on people’s sensual memories of their city and suburbs as places of everyday life in order to explore the gentrification and deindustrialisation process from the inside.

Translation, Misunderstanding and Nonsense
Who:Dr Christopher Andrews, UWS
Venue:Quadrangle 1001
When:15 Oct 2013, 3pm - 4pm

Interpreting & Translation Seminar

Readers are often bemused by the fortunes of literary works translated from their mother tongue. Foreigners, it is often felt, get it wrong, their misunderstandings ranging in scale from the details of individual works up to the organisation of literary canons. The risk of misunderstanding has been used as an argument for linguistic insularity. But are misunderstandings always unfortunate?

Plant Vocalities: Articulating Botanical Sensoria in the Experimental Arts and Sciences
Who:Associate Professor Natasha Myers
Venue:Morven Brown 310
When:15 Oct 2013, 5pm - 6:30pm

Environmental Humanities Seminar

Vegetal life is emerging as a critical site of inquiry and experimentation for both artists and scientists. In their hands, plants are coming to matter as more than merely food, fuel, and fodder; indeed artists and scientists have become captivated by plants’ sensoria and sentience.

Stalin and the World of Culture
Who:Sheila Fitzpatrick, Honorary Professor The University of Sydney.
Venue:Matthews 308
When:15 Oct 2013, 1:30pm - 3pm

Literary & Cultural Studies Seminar

Interpreting Decisions and Power: Legal Discourse or Legal Discord?
Who:Debra Russell
Venue:Quadrangle 1001
When:15 Oct 2013, 4pm - 5pm

Interpreting & Translation Seminar

Interpreting legal discourse and working in legal interactions is an area that is fraught with power imbalances between the agents of the judicial system and the Deaf persons that come in contact with them. What decisions do interpreters make about their work that may contribute to this power differential in this specialized work? How do Deaf and non-deaf teams affect the power imbalance and how are these Deaf/non-deaf teams perceived by legal personnel?

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