Seminar Series

Heroes, Heroines and Villains

1996-1997

a statue of Hindenburg with the Victory Column in the background
'You don't have to be a weather man to know which way the wind blows' : the urban cowboy.
Mike Sutton
'Le Corbusier - villain or hero'?
Tom Faulkner
'Mikoian the ice cream man and the heroines of the Socialist Food Industry'.
Susie Reid
Thinking the City: Advertising Culture and Carlylian Vision in Ford Madox Brown's 'Work'.
Colin Trodd
Adolf Loos: for and against Vienna
Janet Stewart
'Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitman?': British perceptions of German sports stars as heroes and villains.
David Head

 

Sex in the City

1995-1996

old postcard of Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse in Berlin
Patricians and Partners in Venice
Alex Cowan
Swinging Chicks in Sixties London
Hilary Moreton
Urban Perversion. Fantasy and the pornographic city in ' Highlander' (1986)
Paul Barlow
"Gross Material Facts" : Sexuality and the City in Walter Sickert's Camden Town Paintings
David Peters Corbett
Penetration Fails
Diane Morgan
Viennese Lust
Jill Lewis
Lustmord in Munich
Tony McElligott
Sexuality and the City :Berlin 1905-1908
Dorothy Rowe

 

Talk of the Town: The Modern European City and its Discourses

1994-1995

Paris
Idle Speech: The Discourse of Scurrility in Early Modern England
Dermot Cavanagh
Infectious Enthusiasms: Influence, Contagion and the Experience of Rome
Richard Wrigley
Cris de la Ville
David Gray
Political Networks in Provincial France
Maire Cross
Documenting the City: Culture and Category in Imperial Vienna
Tim Kirk
The Power of Rumour in Early Modern French Cities
Penny Roberts
Symphonies and the City: Vertov, Ruttman, and the Representation of Urban Modernity in Modern British Writing
Keith Williams
Gruss aus Wien
Jill Steward
The Cafe and the Street: City Life in Modern German Art
Malcolm Gee