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CIDRAL ‘Sensing the Arts’: Today, 2 June 2015, Dick Hebdige, ‘High and Dry: The Desert Studies Project’


Sensing the Arts: CIDRAL Public Lecture 

Professor Dick Hebdige (Art Institute, UC Santa Barbara)

‘High and Dry: The Desert Studies Project’

5pm – 7pm, Tuesday 2 June 2015

John Casken Lecture Theatre, Martin Harris Centre, Manchester University, Oxford


 CIDRAL Masterclass with Dick Hebdige

’40 Years in the Labyrinth: Reflections on Doing Cultural Studies’

10am – 12pm, Wednesday 3 June 2015

C1.18, Ellen Wilkinson Building, Manchester University

A cultural critic and theorist, Dick Hebdige has published widely on youth subculture, contemporary music, art and design, and consumer and media culture. His books include Subculture: The Meaning of Style (Metheun, 1979), Cut ‘n’ Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music (Methuen, 1987) and Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things (Routledge, Metheun, 1988). His current interests include the integration of autobiography and mixed media in critical writing and pedagogy.

Suggested Readings:
Alfred Gell, ‘Vogel’s Trap: Traps as Artworks and Artworks as Traps’ in The Art of Anthropology: Essays and Diagrams, edited by Eric Hirsch, London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology (Vol. 6), (Oxford & New York, 2006), pp. 187-214.
Dick Hebdige, ‘The Trapper and the Fall: An Amnesiac’s Diary’ in Mike Nelson: Amnesiac Hide, Exhibition Catalogue, Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, 2013 (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2015), pp. 17-45.

Images to accompany Mike Nelson: Amnesiac Hide

Carlo Ginzberg, ‘Freud, Morelli and Sherlock Holmes: Clues and Scientific Method’, History Workshop No. 9 (1980), pp. 5-36.

Readings are available to download here

This event is co-sponsored by the ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC). For more information on this event, please visit the event page.


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