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The Internet shapes identity, space and politics. New media make older ways of thinking about the private and the public obsolete. In his lecture on “Cities and Capitalism: Questioning New Technology”, Professor Jeremy Tambling from the University of Manchester will talk about new technology and its dual relation to global capitalism and to the city, with special reference to Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis.

The lecture, organized by SWPS University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program is a part of the series The Challenges of the Humanities of the 21st Century.

The lecture will be conducted in English. Free admission.

April 13
17.00
Warsaw

Cities and Capitalism: Questioning New Technology

What texts and theoretical tools will help to read what the Internet means, and how it shapes identity and space and politics? How do new media make older ways of thinking about the private and the public out of date, and what have they given in its place? Professor Jeremy Tambling from the University of Manchester will talk about cities, capitalism and new technology.

With special reference to Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis, this lecture will raise questions concerning new technology, and its dual relation to global capitalism and to the city.

Professor Jeremy Tambling

The speaker, Jeremy Tambling is a writer and critic. He is Professor Emeritus of Literature at Manchester University and Honorary Professor of Comparative Literature at University of Hong Kong.

His literary interests range from Boccaccio to Kafka, Chaucer to Cinema. As a literary scholar, he uses critical and cultural theory, and the culture of cities, especially London. He is the author of numerous books, publications and reviews on Blake, Dickens, the nineteenth-century. His current research includes work on cities in literature and the history of the Devil, with reference to Freud, Blake and Dostoevsky.

We are pleased to have this rare opportunity to host Professor Jeremy Tambling, renowed expert in literature, at SWPS University and to learn about the relationship between new technology, cities and capitalism

Associate Professor Izabela Grabowska, Director of Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program

The Challenges of the Humanities of the 21st Century

“The Challenges of Humanities of the 21st Century” is a series of lectures by distinguished specialists, who represent various disciplines from the field of humanities. The events are aimed at students of SWPS University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program, however all interested parties are welcome. The format includes post-lecture informal discussions on topics presented by the invited experts. The friendly atmosphere of the events is conducive to networking, which lends itself to opportunities of future internships at universities or research centers around the world.

Doctoral Studies at SWPS University

Doctoral Studies at SWPS University are directed to people interested in an academic career and also to those, who would like to continue their education and personal development in support of their career advancement. The interdisciplinary character of our programs allows students to participate in projects from various disciplines. Our doctoral students collaborate with scholars from the best research centers in Poland and around the world. The master-apprentice approach guarantees that each student receives individual attention and professional support.

Date and Location

April 13, 2018 at 17.00
SWPS University, Chodakowska 19/31, Warsaw, room 400

Organizer

SWPS University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies Program

 
 
 

 

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