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One Day in the City - Please scroll down for programme

UCL English Department

Friday, June 15, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM (BST)

One Day in the City - Please scroll down for programme

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Please look at the Programme and decide which options you would like to register for - you can only select one option from panels 1, 2 and 3:


The Programme is still in draft form and may change so please keep checking the website for updates 


10.00 - 11.00   Keynote Address: Darwin Lecture Theatre

Iain Sinclair followed by a conversation with Chris Petit and Professor Iain Borden

11.00 – 12.00

Either Panel 1a: Walking the City: Darwin Lecture Theatre

Isabelle Southwood, Over Under Tamesas Over Under

Susan Anderson, Walking the Seventeenth-Century City

Anne Hultzsch, Hunting for Treasures: Nikolaus Pevsner and Everyday Architecture

Hope Wolf, One Day on the Strand


Panel 1b: The Politics of Space: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre

Hilary Powell and Isaac Marrero, The Art of Dissent: London's Olympic State

Sabina Andron, This Is Not Graffiti: A Geosemiotic Look at Hybrid Surface Inscriptions

Claire Dwyer and Ali Mangera, Making the Suburban Sacred: Creating The Salaam Centre in Harrow


Or Panel 1c: Urban Technologies: Haldane Room

 Doris Bremm, Visualizing London: Using Digital Mapping Tools in the English Composition Classroom

Sophie Hoyle,Visual Technologies, Artistic Subversion and the Contemporary Urban

John Bingham-Hall, One Day Listening to the City: a commemorative audio documentary of the old East London Line

Alan Ashton-Smith, Reorganising Harry Beck: The London Underground Map and the Art It Has Inspired


12.15 - 13.00 LUNCH

13.00 – 14.00

Either Panel 2a: Conceptual City: Darwin Lecture Theatre

Sebastian Groesand Hugo Spiers, 'What I want to know doesn't appear in the A-Z': neuroscientific and literary approaches to psychogeography in the work of Will Self

Will Self, as himself


Panel 2b: Contested Spaces: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre

 Matthew Ingleby, Railings, Riots and Representation

Luke Davies, Writing Homelessness in London: 1903-1933

Richard Morgan, Down and Out in London and St Petersburg: Aesthetics of the Urban Poor

Ruth Richardson, London Works


Or Panel 2c: Working in the City: Haldane Room

Will Tosh, The Inns of Court, Spies and Old School Ties in the Age of Elizabeth I

Jonathan Black, An Alien Race on our Streets? The Costermonger in pre-First World War British Literature and Painting

Chris Hartley, The Carnivals of Exchange Alley and Exchange Square: The City in 1720 and 2017

Alex Murray, ‘The London Sunday Faded Slow’: Writing the Sabbath in the Victorian Metropolis


14.00 – 15.00

Either Panel 3a: Nightwalking: Darwin Lecture Theatre

A showing of William Raban's short film, The Houseless Shadow, followed by a conversation between William Raban, Matthew Beaumont,Will Self, Ger Duijzings

Panel 3b: Run, Jump Shoot: Haldane Room

This session will involve a discussion of Urban Photography, the RIBA photographic archives, and an introduction to MyStreet - 'Your story told through film. Where you are, who you are and how you live'.

Iain Borden

Andy Day, Freelance Photographer

Justine Sambrook, Assistant Curator of the RIBA Library Photographs

Michael Stewart, MyStreet


Or Panel 3c: Architexture

Kyran Joughin, "I Look Up, I Look Down." (James Stewart, Vertigo, Hitchcock, 1958). Two ways of describing a place in town: Georges Perec and John Smith

Laura Ludtke, Writing London by Night: the Landscape of Public and Private Light in Virginia Woolf's Night and Day

David Roberts, FROM HEROIN TO HEROINES: Reviving Richardson in a ‘sink estate’


15.00 – 15.45 TEA AND COFFEE

15.45 – 17.00: Darwin Lecture Theatre

First Story Performances

followed by a debate on Living and Writing in London

Adam Thirlwell, Salena Godden, Daljit Nagra, Alex Preston


17.45 - 18.45: Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre

London: A History in Verse

Poetry readings from Mark Ford, Alan Jenkins, Daljit Nagra, Sarah Maguire


19.00 – 20.15: Darwin Lecture Theatre       

Man Booker Evening

London and Literature

A.S. Byatt and Alan Hollinghurst in conversation with Professor John Mullan 

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