Category Archives: Akadēmeia

The Middle Ages in the Modern World

Thekary of The Eliasson

Confraternity of Neoflagellants are giving a paper at: The Middle Ages in the Modern World

University of St Andrews, Scotland, 25-28 June, 2013
A multidisciplinary conference on medievalism in the post-Middle Ages

Conference registration

Keynote speakers

Carolyn Dinshaw (New York University): The Green Man and the Modern World
Patrick Geary (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton): European ethnicity: Does Europe have too much past?
Seamus Heaney (Nobel Prize-winning poet): Translating medieval poetry
Bruce Holsinger (University of Virginia): The politics of medievalism
Felicitas Hoppe (Author and translator): Adapting medieval romance
Terry Jones (Author and broadcaster): Columbus, America and the flat earth
James Robinson (National Museums Scotland): Saints’ cults and celebrity: The medieval legacy

Other presentations selected from over 150 proposals by academics, writers, curators and musicians from 17 countries include:
Medievalism, masculinity, and authenticity in Game of Thrones; Spenser and the legacy of the later Middle Ages; North American High Crosses; Remembering Thomas Becket in Normandy; William Wright’s work for the Palaeographical Society; A Byzantine methodology for pop culture; The Middle Ages of World War I; Hermaphrodites, history, and the politics of intersex; How the 19th century still haunts the Middle Ages; Assisi’s May festival and its Fascist founder; The origins of the medieval commercial revolution in 20th-century war, exile, and genocide; The state and place of medieval studies in the university; The medieval imaginary in popular Brazilian literature; 19th- century replicas and the generation of visions of early medieval peoples; The 800th anniversary of the Studium generale of Palencia; Terrorism and the Medieval; Representing the Middle Ages in historical grand strategy computer games; Korean translation of Beowulf; The creation of medieval Scottish music history in the 18th and early 19th centuries; The comic medievalism of the internet meme; Antiquarian furniture and the ‘Modern Gothic’ in eighteenth-century Britain; Medievalism and “Touristic Capital”; What medieval sacramental theology has to say about marriage today; Alliteration in contemporary poetry; History by contact; Present uses (and abuses) of the term “Spain” related to the Middle Ages; Christianity, Islam and the persistence of mythmaking.

Any enquiries are welcome to mamo@st-andrews.ac.uk. Organisers: Claire Pascolini-Campbell, with Chris Jones (School of English) and Bettina Bildhauer (School of Modern Languages), University of St Andrews.

Three Little Neomedievalisms, OCAD, Toronto

Plastique Fantastique Ribbon Dance Ritual to Call Forth the Pre-Industrial Modern (2007)

Ontario College of Art & Design

Lecture Room 7401

205 Richmond Street West

Toronto

Monday 22nd April 2:00-3:00pm,

Neomedievalism is not a singular theory but, rather, a series of provocative analogies for conceptualising post-Soviet geopolitics, globalisation, creative economics and aesthetics. This lecture will consider how we might apply three theories of neomedievalism to the study of contemporary art.

Neil is an art historian, curator and artist. His historical research focuses on art practice and theory in the British Isles since the 1970s while his practice incorporates art writing, developing workshop models of artistic learning in participatory settings, and the field of neomedievalism. Recent publications include thN Lng folk 2go (Punctum, forthcoming 2013), co-authored with Norman Hogg, and ‘Bang the Whole Gang’ in Glam: The Performance of Style (TATE, 2013).

confraternityofneoflagellants.org.uk

 

Neoflagellation at PNCA, Portland OR.

Pacific Northwest College of Art

1241 NW Johnson Street, Pearl District

Portland, OR 97209. USA.

April 11th 12:30-1:30, Room 118

PNCAmulholland

Neomedievalism is not a singular theory but, rather, a series of provocative analogies for conceptualising post-Soviet geopolitics, globalisation, creative economics and aesthetics. This lecture will consider how we might apply unrelated theories of neomedievalism to the study of contemporary art in Britain.

Neil is an art historian, curator and artist. His historical research focuses on art practice and theory in the British Isles since the 1970s while his practice incorporates art writing, developing workshop models of artistic learning in participatory settings, and the field of neomedievalism. Recent publications include thN Lng folk 2go (Punctum, forthcoming 2013), co-authored with Norman Hogg, and ‘Bang the Whole Gang’ in Glam: The Performance of Style (TATE, 2013).

confraternityofneoflagellants.org.uk

 

Performing Worlds, Generator Projects

Performing Worlds, Generator Projects, June 12th 2012. I will read a future history:

After the Creative Economy…

The Deputy Prime Minister has revealed that he felt a deep-seated satisfaction when he saw a photo of Richard Floridas dead body for the first time. He said that the sight of his stinking bullet-ridden corpse made him think of the culture that died in the 00s – but denied that he did a high five in his mind. Florida was shot dead by EasyPolice on May 1 last year, the culmination of Project Scapegoat, a decade-long termination opportunity to hunt down the man behind the creative economy. His corpse is currently on public display at The Public, West Bromwich. See wwww.thepublic.com for two-for-one exhibition meal deals.

Post-Creative Economy

Live Constitution Period
Thursday 24th May 2012, 2:30-5:00pm

A round table on cultural theory and policy after the creative economy

Lanchester Gallery Projects, Coventry

http://lanchestergalleryprojects.org.uk

Chair: Prof Neil Mulholland, Professor of Contemporary Art, University of Edinburgh

Dr Kirsten Forkert: University of East Anglia
http://www.variant.org.uk/pdfs/issue35/CulturalLeadership.pdf
http://www.journalofaestheticsandprotest.org/5/articles/forkert.htm

Dr Roberta Comunian : Associate at University of Kent.

Owen Hatherley: Author of Militant Modernism, critic, writer.

Dr Rachel Granger : Coventry University