Schedule, Spring 2023
Time: Thursdays at 10.15-12.00 Venue: Campus Engelska parken, room ENG 3-2028 The seminars are conducted in English. For more information and readings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Links to previous seminar series are found here: https://www.engagingvulnerability.se/previous-seminar-series/
Friday February 3, at 09.15, in room 6-1023 (Geijersalen), English Park Campus
PhD defense, Rikard Engblom: Time Warps – Refugees and the Experience of Waiting in Rural Sweden.
Thursday February 23, at 10.15–12, in room 3-2028, English Park Campus
Openness as Political Culture: The Liberalization of a Jordanian Desert Town
Thursday March 9, at 13.15, in room IV, the University Main Building
PhD defense, Kasper Kristensen.
Thursday March 23, at 10.15–12, in room 3-2028, English Park Campus
Theme “Failure”, seminar 3 – Failure in Art
In this seminar, we will explore what failure means in the realm of art, where doubt and experimentation hold an essential place. We will discuss five short texts from the anthology Failure, edited by curator Lisa Le Feuvre (Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art series, MIT Press, 2010), that investigates the ways that artists have used and abused the idea of failure in their work.
- “The Success and Failure of Picasso” by John Berger (1965)
- “On John Baldessari” by Sarah Thornton (2008)
- “Failures: Annika Ström” by Lotte Møller (2008)
- “On Pearl Harbour (1971)”by Chris Burden (1990)
- “Failure as a Form of Art” by Hans-Joakim Müller (2009)
About the EV Failure seminars
We live in a society obsessed with success, and our interest in the lives of successful people is seemingly insatiable. Everybody loves a winner, but we seem to be reluctant to even accept the fact that there also are losers. Narratives of failure are often being told in a way that either reveals that they were not really failures to begin with, or if they were, that they merely functioned as stepping stones towards even greater success and were “valuable lessons” the once-failed-now-successful are “grateful” to have learned.
With these seminars, we want to examine in what ways the concept of failure has been thought about by scholars, depicted by artists, and how it might be refocused into something more than the precursor of success.
Tuesday March 28, at 13.15–15, in room 22-1009, English Park Campus, and on Zoom
Half-time seminar, Meryem Saadi. Opponent: Christina Fredengren, Professor of Archaeology at Uppsala University. Please contact Meryem for a copy of the manuscript (the manuscript will be available one week before the seminar). For a Zoom link, contact Ann Orrghen at email@example.com.
Friday March 31, more info to follow
Alexander sallstedt’s final seminar. More info to follow.
Thursday April 20, at 10.15–12, in room 3-2028, English Park Campus
”Simplex society: an entropology”
Presenter: Professor Koen Stroeken, Ghent University: https://research.flw.ugent.be/en/koen.stroeken
Friday April 21, at 13.15, The Geijer Hall (6-1023), Campus English Park, Uppsala University
Monday May 29, at English Park Campus – time and venue TBA
Monday June 12, at 13:15, English Park Campus, time and venue TBA
PhD defense, Carolien Hulshof. More info to follow.
English Park Campus – Centre for the humanities: http://www.engelskaparken.uu.se/?languageId=1