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7: Valentine's Special

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13 February 2020 | 5.00-6.30pm | Seminar Room 2, 3:02, Clothworkers South Building
Please note the change of day and venue (thursday, next door to our usual room).

In a special Valentine's edition of Quilting Points, we will be coming together to discuss 'Freud and Love: Treatment and its Discontents', the first chapter of Tales of Love (1987), first published in French as Histoires d'amour (1983). In this chapter Kristeva engages with Freud's theories of eros and narcissism, and suggests that the paternal function includes an element of love, as well as law and the threat of castration. Romantic!

Alongside Tales of Love, we will also be reading the fourth chapter of philosopher and sociologist Gillian Rose's 1995 work of memoir and philosophy, Love's Work.

6: What of Tomorrow's Nation?

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22 January 2020 | 5.00-6.30pm | Seminar Room 1, 3:01, Clothworkers South Building

For our sixth session of the academic year, and to kick of the new year, we will be reading the first chapter of Nations without Nationalism (1993), 'What of Tomorrow's Nation?' (pp. 1-47). This chapter sees Kristeva continuing Strangers to Ourselves' discussion of otherness and tolerance through a critique of nationalism.  There's no secondary reading this week, and, while the chapter does follow on thematically from our last session in December, it is not necessary to have read Strangers

All welcome and as ever discussion will continue at the pub afterwards.