CIDRAL Key Ideas seminary: 'Capital Letters', led by Thomas Docherty (Warwick)
|Starts:||14:00 21 Mar 2019|
|Ends:||16:00 21 Mar 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Current University students|
This event is part of CIDRAL's Spring 2019 programme, 'Work, Leisure, Culture'.
Thomas Docherty (Research Professor of English and of Comparative Literature) will lead a Key Ideas seminar entitled ‘Capital Letters'.
Prior to his talk on ‘The New Treason of the Intellectuals: Can the University Survive?’ at the International Anthony Burgess Centre this evening, Thomas Docherty will lead a seminar about the relation of different modes of capital to the formation of literature and of literary culture. The seminar will introduce the economic history of literary culture and its institutions. Focusing in particular on our contemporary moment, however, Professor Docherty will consider the relations among work, leisure and culture, and explain the ways in which contemporary culture and leisure industries produce that specific model of capital that reduces the citizen to a 'human resource’.
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