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Sadler Seminar at Leeds Humanities Research Institute, Clarendon Road, University of Leeds Thursday 5 November, 1pm Professor Jane Taylor (School of English, University of Leeds) will be giving her talk entitled ‘The Emotional Prosthesis: Puppetry and Political Memory: The Case of Ubu and the Truth Commission’. (being currently staged London, Print Room October/November 2015 Written…
International Journal of Francophone Studies Volume 18 Numbers 2&3 2015 Francophone African Philosophy and the Aftermath of the Empire Guest edited by Pierre-Philippe Fraiture (University of Warwick) This monumental volume brings together a roster of international scholars from Africa, North America, the United Kingdom, France and India, to critically examine philosophical practices in Francophone Africa…
The LUCAS Seminar with Tom Penfold (University of Johannesburg) speaking on ‘Black Consciousness in South Africa’ was filmed through ‘lecture capture’ and Tom has kindly given us permission to make it available online. The seminar took place on Thursday 15 October, 4pm-5.30pm, Michael Sadler Building, LG10 and is online to view here: https://mymedia.leeds.ac.uk/Mediasite/Presentation/a43c97a14e35492ca1279586deedb71a1d Abstract The…
Call for Papers ‘The Battle of Algiers at 50: Legacies in Film and Literature’ Date: 18 May 2016. University of Sheffield, Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) https://battleofalgiers.wordpress.com/ #battleofalgiers50 Description ‘The Battle of Algiers at 50: Legacies in Film and Literature’ is a one-day symposium organised by postgraduate students from the University of Leeds…
LUU Black History Month has been really impressive so far, with an amazing launch night of poetry, music and spoken word, and Akala on the richness of African civilisation also a particular highlight. Other upcoming events of potential interest to LUCAS members include: Heritage Corner Walk with Joe Williams Saturday 10th October Meet at Parkinson…
LUCAS SEMINAR SERIES 2015-2016 All welcome – to download these seminars as a poster see here ANNUAL LECTURE: Wole Soyinka, ‘Narcissus and other Pall Bearers – Morbidity as Ideology’ Thursday 8 October 2015, 5.15pm (Conference Auditorium 1) Tom Penfold (University of Johannesburg), ‘Black Consciousness in South Africa’. Thursday 15 October, 4-5.30pm (Michael Sadler LG10) RAINBOW…
[Note – in 2000, the University of Leeds African Studies Unit (ASU) was renamed Leeds University Centre for African Studies (LUCAS). Kate Banham, who retired in 1999 after working for over thirty years for the African Studies Unit wrote a brief history of the ASU, which we are proud to publish online here in a…