BIROn - Birkbeck Institutional Research Online

    Roundtable: cultural studies and modern languages today

    Looseley, D. and Corner, J. and Duncan, D. and Storey, J. and Balibrea, Mari Paz and Kumaraswami, P. and Cooke, P. (2011) Roundtable: cultural studies and modern languages today. In: Cultural studies in a modern languages context, November 4th 2011, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Leeds University. (Unpublished)

    Full text not available from this repository.


    About this workshop: The project of defining Cultural Studies in a Modern Languages context derives from a specific institutional moment at Leeds (also mentioned by Diana Holmes in her introduction). CS at Leeds developed in the early 1980s when academics interested in a CS approach – including Griselda Pollock, Max Silverman and Janet Wolff – set up a Centre for CS, which also involved other local institutions. The Centre had seminars and workshops, an MA and doctoral students. The MA included a course on cultural theory which reflected the intellectual underpinning of the centre itself: the British school (Williams, Hoggart, Hall) and the continentals (Barthes, Gramsci, Althusser, Lacan, French feminism). The conceptual trinity of the Centre was class-race-gender, and it conceived itself in oppositional terms as challenging dominant culture. It was also intended as a means to facilitate interdisciplinary work in a highly departmentalized institutional structure.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Research Centres and Institutes: Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies, Centre for (CILAVS)
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2014 09:51
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:35


    Activity Overview
    6 month trend
    6 month trend

    Additional statistics are available via IRStats2.

    Archive Staff Only (login required)

    Edit/View Item Edit/View Item