Previously at the ICA - Events
12 Jul 2013
As part of the exhibition Points of Departure, Jacqueline Rose and Mignon Nixon discuss how literature and culture can act as a unique resource for understanding political struggle, giving us new ways to think creatively about the seemingly intractable conflict in the Middle East.
Jacqueline Rose is a Professor of English at Queen Mary University in London. Her research focuses on modern subjectivity at the interface of literature, psychoanalysis, and politics, as well as on the history and culture of South Africa and of Israel-Palestine.
Her new book Proust Among the Nations: From Dreyfus to the Middle East follows Proust's heirs, Beckett and Genet, and a host of Middle Eastern writers, artists and filmmakers, tracing the shifting dynamic of memory and identity across the ongoing cultural links between Europe and Palestine.
Mignon Nixon is a Professor of Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She studies questions of subjectivity, sexuality and politics. She is the author of Fantastic Reality: Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art and a co-editor of October magazine.
The event is made possible by our Public Programme Supporter, the Caspian Arts Foundation