Out of Practice – what comes out of thinking approached as a practice of expression and formulation? What disappears as we lose the practice of critical form in all its range, allow it to become instrumentalised, abstract it from its creative impetus and disciplinary interactions, its familiarity with the range of critical forms and privilege?
The Out of Practice Seminar is hosted at the University of London, School of Advanced Study’s Institute for English Studies (IES), and its Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies (ILCS). It was founded in 2023 by a group of creative-critical researchers from across the University of London, and aims to build on the School’s ambition to establish a forum for experimental approaches to Humanities research, including practice and the practice-led. Drawing inspiration from practitioners past and present including bell hooks, Roland Barthes, Edouard Glissant, Hélène Cixous, Saidiya Hartman, Walter Benjamin, Jane Rendell, Lydia Davis, Gertrude Stein, Susan Howe, Charles Bernstein, Maggie Nelson, Claudia Rankine, Juliana Spahr, Maria Fosco, the seminar hopes to build a forum for interaction across other groups working in a variety of creative-critical modes. The organisers welcome proposals for papers, performances or workshops from creative-critical writers and practitioners, translators, scholars, editors, performance artists and writers, and creative activists at any stage in their career or creative critical journey.
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