Centre for Creative and Critical Thought

Archive of Events

Recent events hosted by the Centre of Creative and Critical Thought

Thursday 10 March 2016
Literature, Suicide and the Death Penalty

Andrew Bennett (Bristol)
'A Death that One Gives Oneself Sovereignly: Stevie Smith, Sylvia Plath, and Suicide’
Respondent: Peter Boxall (Sussex)

Peggy Kamuf (USC)
‘Orwell’s Execution’
Respondent: Sam Solomon (Sussex)

Wednesday 20 May 2015, Fulton B Lecture Theatre, 2.00-6.00 p.m.

John Wilkinson, ‘Stone Thresholds: Turning to Stone in Painting and Verse'

Response by J. H. Prynne

Maud Ellmann, 'On Not Being Able To Paint:  To the Lighthouse'

Response by Josh Cohen  

Rob Halpern Seminar: Tuesday 12th May 2015 from 3-5pm (Jubilee G36).

The Centre for Creative and Critical Thought is pleased to announce a seminar on the work of the poet Rob Halpern. Halpern is one of the most daring, risky and original poets now writing in the US. His faculty page at Michigan gives the following polite understatement: 'Halpern’s poetry aims to make palpable the relations between subjective embodiment and social crisis.' In practice this means vivid explorations of the pornographic potential of military violence, adventures in sexual fantasy to the far limit of self-censorship and painful, close scrutiny of the tangled relation of intimacy to imperialism and of queer desire to violence.

CCCT is delighted to host a special seminar on the work of the American poet, painter and critic Marjorie Welish on Friday March 13th 2015, 2-4pm, Arts C233. Welish will respond to questions about her work and join in a group discussion. After the seminar she will give a reading from her work.The event is free and open to all. Participants are encouraged to read two texts in preparation for the seminar: Welish’s Asylum for Indeterminacy and her interview with Carla Harryman, ‘Of, and/or Through: A Correspondence’. Digital copies of these two short texts will be sent on request to anyone who would like them: please email K.Sutherland@sussex.ac.uk

Also on Friday 13th March, CCCT will be hosting the acclaimed author and journalist Will Self, in conversation and reading from his tenth novel, Shark. From 5pm in Fulton A Lecture Theatre, all welcome.front cover picture