Preview: 2022 Great Texts/Big Questions: Love as ethic; love as action- #GTBQ22- every Tuesday and Thursday – from May 19 to June 7, 2022
|2022 Great Texts/Big Questions: Love as ethic; love as action |
When and time: May 19 to June 7, 2022 – Tuesdays and Thursday at 5.30pm
Where: Hiddingh Hall at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus
Tickets: No charge but booking essential by e-maiing firstname.lastname@example.org
Exciting news is that the The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is hosting 2022 Great Texts/Big Questions, from May 19 to June 7, 2022 at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus. The theme of #GTBQ22 is: Love as ethic; love as action. The sessions are every Tuesday and Thursday, during this time- ie May 19 to June 7. The line-up features acclaimed and award-winning novelists, poets and academics. Refreshments will be served. Covid protocols will be strictly observed. Masks are mandatory. There is no charge to attend but booking is essential. RSVP to the ICA, by e-mail: email@example.com. Note: #GTBQ22 is an in-person event. There is no streaming option. Get there and experience this wonderful series. Info as supplied:
The Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) is proud to launch the 2022 Great Texts/Big Questions lecture series on Thursday 19 May at 5.30pm in Hiddingh Hall!
This year’s theme Love as ethic; love as action takes its departure from the writing of the late bell hooks, and in particular her proposal of an “ethic of love” as working against our “allegiance to systems of domination”.
The line-up features acclaimed and award-winning novelists, poets and academics, including: educator, writer, speaker and intersectional scholar, Landa Mabenge; writer and author of Those Who Live in Cages, Terry-Ann Adams; poet and author of the poetry collection Unam Wena, Mthunzikazi Mbungwana; Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of the Western Cape, Desiree Lewis who will be in conversation with poet and academic, Gabeba Baderoon; scholar, columnist and author, Jamil F. Khan; and writer and Head of the Department of English Literary Studies at UCT, Barbara Boswell.
Thurs May 19 @17.30
Landa Mabenge, Intention-fuelled purpose: A love language
Tues May 24 @17.30
Terry-Ann Adams, Love Thy Neighbour: An exploration of friendship and the importance of place in Those Who Live in Cages
Thurs May 26 @17.30
Mthunzikazi Mbungwana, Things without names: Izinto ezingenamagama ziduka nomoya
Tues May 31 @17.30
Desiree Lewis & Gabeba Baderoon, Surfacing Black Feminist Knowledge in South Africa
Thurs June 2 @17.30
Jamil F. Khan, And sometimes, love kills us
Tues June 7 @17.30
Barbara Boswell, On love and insubordination: The Ethics of Love in Pregs Govender’s Love and Courage: A Story of Insubordination
*All lectures will take place live, in person in Hiddingh Hall on UCT’s Hiddigh Campus
“Without love, our efforts to liberate ourselves and our world community from oppression and exploitation are doomed. As long as we refuse to address fully the place of love in struggles for liberation we will not be able to create a culture of conversion where there is a mass turning away from an ethic of domination.” ~ bell hooks, “Love as the practice of freedom”
Our vision for this series is to delve into the themes of love, self-love and intimacy, not within the reductive feel-good frame that social media would, at times, have us view them; but with robustness. Love not as abstraction but as ethic and action.
More pressingly still, our intention is to situate these conversations firmly within an African and South African context. In academia and popular literature alike, love and freedom are disproportionately discussed and theorised from a Euro-American perspective. How might we nuance and particularise these insights from the specificity of our lived reality and socio-economic landscape, where we are far (and ever further) from attaining the stability that allows love and self-love to thrive. In other words, how do we locate the human in the midst of turbulence? How do we think through trans identity, love, survival, queerness, intimacy, feminism, freedom, and selfhood within a state of perpetual precarity?
Join us at 5.30pm every Tuesday and Thursday from May 19 to June 7, in Hiddingh Hall!
Refreshments will be served. Covid protocols will be strictly observed. Masks are mandatory.
Entry is free but RSVP is critical – email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The ICA’s 2022 Great Texts/Big Questions, is on May 19 to June 7, 2022 at UCT’s Hiddingh Campus
The link for #GTBQ22: http://www.ica.uct.ac.za/ica/news/GTBQ2022
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