Humanities

News and events from the University of Brighton's Humanities programme areas

Popular lecturer Richard Jacobs in new podcast

Listen to Richard Jacobs, Honorary Fellow in literature talk about creating the University’s literature course, his long career in teaching and why the study of fiction is more important than ever.

Meet the new Head for the School of Humanities

Watch a film of Professor Steven Maddison talking about his new appointment at the University of Brighton.

What is populism?

Senior lecturer, School of Humanities Andy Knott examines the question on The Conversation.

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The CogLit Project launches with talk at Falmer

On 31 of October, Linguistics expert Dr Patricia Kolaiti discusses ‘Literature and art as a cognitive object: towards a novel mentalistic theory of literature and art’ in Checkland Building, Falmer, 1-2.30pm.

Utopias and Other Stories: Panel Discussion with Charles Holland and Annebella Pollen

Prompted by the current exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion, I blew on Mr Greenhill’s main joints with a very ‘hot’ breath, lecturers Annebella Pollen and Charles Holland will discuss utopian spaces and places, social reform, modernist ideals and fantasies.

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Annebella Pollen on ‘vinegar valentines’

The Academic Programme Leader for our History of Art and Design subject area is quoted in the Boston Globe on the less sugary valentines that were popular between 1840 and 1930.

Michael Neu Just Liberal Violence

Michael Neu Just Liberal Violence book launch

Humanities students are invited to attend the launch of lecturer Dr Michael Neu’s new book (25 January, 6.30pm, Pavilion Parade) which critically examines forms of direct and structural violence that others may be ‘justly’ subjected to. 

The radical feminism of Shulamith Firestone by Victoria Margree

The Radical Feminism of Shulamith Firestone

Principal Lecturer Dr Victoria Margree’s new book on the controversial theories of 70s feminist Firestone is set to be published on 29 June 2018.

Alan Tomlinson

Humanities professor honoured by North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

University of Brighton Professor of Leisure Studies Alan Tomlinson, along with John Sugden, Professor of the Sociology of Sport, have been honoured for their “high quality and sustained profile of their scholarship.”

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Lecturers Erika Tan and Dr Lara Perry in conversation

Book your free place at this discussion of Tan’s recent series of films at the Royal Pavilion on 16 November.

Annebella Pollen

Why did the KLF burn £1m?

A University of Brighton art historian is taking part in a mock trial of a rock band that burned £1m.

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