‘Dance, Performance and Politics’ talk postponed

Professor Margaret McGowan’s talk on Dance, Performance and Politics: A Study of how Choreography developed in Court Ballets to meet changing political needs has been postponed to a date to be confirmed, due to the strike by Goldsmiths staff against a large number of redundancies and restructuring imposed by the College’s senior management, which would directly affect the staff in comparative literature and translation studies and in the CCL, as well as many other staff in the Departments of English & Creative Writing and of History and across the College.

We thank our speaker, Professor Margaret M. McGowan, and the respondent, Dr Jennifer Nevile, for their support.

If you wish to support us, you can sign this Open Letter.

This article, just published, and this page by the Goldsmiths University and College Union give additional context and information.

We shall publish the new date of the event as soon as we are able to do so.

Thank you, in the meantime, for your patience and your support of the CCL.

Lucia Boldrini, CCL Director, and Marie-Claude Canova-Green, Deputy Director and Chair of the postponed event

Paper proposals now open for Spectacular Orientalism

Paper proposals are invited for the conference Spectacular Orientalism in Early Modern Europe (1529-1683), organised by the Centre for Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, in collaboration with the Society for European Festivals Research.

The conference will be held on 24-25 February 2022.

The deadline for paper proposals of up to 300 words is 29 October 2021.

Please read the Call for Papers for more information.