Inaugural lecture by Professor Adam Watt
Ex Cathedra: Modernism’s Chairs
Chairs are banal, ordinary, everyday. This lecture sets out from the academic notion of the ‘personal chair’ and pauses for thought on some of modernism’s chairs. It ranges from Poe’s ‘Philosophy of Furniture’ to rocking chairs and wheel chairs in Beckett, by way of Proust’s fauteuil magique and a range of chairs in Woolf, Sartre and Ionesco among others. The lecture proposes that a consideration of the roles of these chairs might offer some alternative insights into the changing sensibilities and preoccupations of writers across the twentieth century.
|A Department of Modern Languages lecture
|22 March 2018
|17:30 to 18:30
|Queens Building LT1
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in Queen's Café, from 18:30 to 20:00
|Department of Modern Languages
|Staff, Students and members of the public - all are welcome.
|To book a place please contact email@example.com or 01392 725072.
|Professor Adam Watt's inuagural lecture - poster (404K)
Queens Building LT1