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17:30 - 19:15 14 October 2015

Race and repression in a dance routine


Room 802 | Institute of Education (link Map)
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0AL | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Paul Standish, UCL Institute of Education

In ‘Infants, childhood and language in Agamben and Cavell: education as transformation’, Stefan Ramaekers and Joris Vlieghe take as their a starting-point a Fred Astaire dance sequence from the 1953 Vincente Minnelli film The Band Wagon and an essay about this by Cavell. Rich and thought-provoking though their discussion is, Paul Standish explains how that it deflects the attention from important aspects of the sequence and that the literature has developed in response - specifically concerning questions of cultural inheritance and appropriation, race and praise. His discussion, which will include careful attention to sequences from the film, addresses these matters.


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