This research salon is an open reading group for graduates and staff in which we read a text together, literally word by word out loud so as to study it closely.
No preparatory reading is expected and the process is a group exploration of a text that has had a major impact on cultural theory.
This semester we propose reading together: Henri Bergson (1859-1941), Matter and Memory: Essay on the relation of body and spirit (French: Matière et mémoire Essai sur la relation du corps à l’esprit), 1896
The text is easily available in book form or in a pdf that can be downloaded.
Useful reference for introduction: Elizabeth Grosz, Bergson, Deleuze and the Becoming of Unbecoming’, parallax 11:2 (2005), 4–13
The reading group will meet in Room G.11 in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University Road.
If you are interested in attending, please book a place by emailing Professor Griselda Pollock, Director for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include ‘Bergson’ in the subject heading of your email.
The next Research in the series will be Thursday 26 October, 12pm to 1.30pm. See here for further details, including all dates and venue.