Professor Andrew Webber at UNSW

When:25 Nov 2014, 5pm - 6:30pm
3 Dec 2014, 5pm - 6:30pm
4 Dec 2014, 6pm - 7:30pm
Venue:UNSW Australia, Kensington Campus
Who:Andrew Webber (Cambridge)
SAM Seminar - Webber

We welcome Professor Andrew Webber onto the UNSW Australia campus for 3 events.

School of the Arts & Media
Film Screening & Seminar  |  Tuesday 25 November
Film Screening  |  2 - 4pm
Followed by Seminar  |  5 - 6.30pm
Robert Webster Building, Room 327 

Care in Performance:
Christian Petzold’s Barbara (2012)

This seminar will consider the performance of care in the latest feature by leading Berlin School director, Christian Petzold. Set in and around a provincial hospital in the GDR of 1980, the film explores the possibility of a viable ethics of care in personal performance when subject to the biopolitical ‘care’ of the state. The paper will centre on a scene in which Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp is subjected to diagnosis, apparently as an allegory of a just praxis of care.

No RSVP required.

Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia
Masterclass  |  Wednesday 3 December  |  5 - 6.30pm
Robert Webster Buidling, Room 306

Double Trouble:
The Case Books of Psychoanalysis and Literary Modernism

This paper will introduce discussion of the (often ambiguous) relations between psychoanalytic case studies and Modernist writing, in both narrative and dramatic forms. At its core will be a classic literary analysis drawn from Freud’s casebook, his Delusion and Dreams in Wilhelm Jensen’s ‘Gradiva’ (1907), which will be put in to dialogue with a number of texts from the Modernist literary canon. Participants are asked to read Freud’s text in preparation.


Arts & Social Sciences
So What Lecture | Thursday 4 December | 6 - 7.30pm
Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building 

German Memory Work and the Arts of the Present:
Visual Culture in the Berlin Republic

Andrew Webber will also deliver a public lecture on visual art made in Germany and by Germans in the period since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent establishment of the enlarged Federal Republic with its capital in Berlin.


Webber - thumbProfessor Andrew Webber undertakes research in German and Austrian culture in the modern period, with special interests in narrative writing, film, and cultural theory and analysis. Much of his published work, including the book The Doppelgänger: Double Visions in German Literature (Oxford, 1996), is concerned with issues of identity, both personal and social. He has an active interest in psychoanalysis and in theories of gender and sexuality, with many publications in these areas. His most recent work has been concerned with urban space, and in particular Berlin.

SAM Seminar Series 2014
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