‘Between-time Stories’: Waiting, War and the Temporalities of Carelecture Wed 5 Jun 2019, 17:30 – 18:30
Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)
Queen's Building, University of Exeter, Queen's Drive
Exeter EX4 4QH
- Free - advance booking essential
In her inaugural lecture, Professor Laura Salisbury from the Department of English analyses how the Second World War shaped, contained, and shifted embodied experiences of waiting in relation to broader ideas of lived time.
The second global conflict of the twentieth century produced particular accounts of waiting as both military and civilian populations were exposed to the threat and anticipation of annihilation from the air. The lecture explores what it meant to wait under such conditions and the emergence of ideas and practices of care in both literature and in psychoanalytic thinking that worked to shape a relationship towards an unthinkable future.
All are welcome to attend this free lecture. Advance booking is essential.
Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 01392 722199.
This lecture will be followed by a drinks reception from 18.30 – 19:30 in Queen’s Café.