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The Emotional Prosthesis: Puppetry and Political Memory: The Case of Ubu and the Truth Commission

Sadler Seminar Series 2015-2016

In this seminar, Professor Jane Taylor of the School of English considers The Emotional Prosthesis: Puppetry and Political Memory: The Case of Ubu and the Truth Commission (currently staged London, Print Room, October/November 2015. Written by Jane Taylor and directed by William Kentridge).

The venue is the Leeds Humanities Research Institute (LHRI), 29-31 Clarendon Place, University of Leeds.

This seminar series is part of Performing Violence, a continuing research project based at the University of Leeds working with Opera North and other creative practitioners, alongside social scientists and artists. Performing Violence analyses contemporary forms of implicit, structural and invisible violence in conjunction with the affects and effects of represented violence in live art cultural forms and the media.

Focussing on issues of performance and performativity as approaches to violence, this series of six seminars introduces and invites debate about some of the core issues and approaches.

Performing Violence is a strand of the culture theme at the University of Leeds, and is led by Griselda Pollock (School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies) and Max Silverman (School of Modern Languages and Cultures), in collaboration with Opera North.

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