Lancaster UniversityGraduate School
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

You are here: Home >

Theorising Surfaces

Date: 23 - 24 May 2013

Venue: Lancaster University and The Storey, Lancaster

Theorising Surfaces: An Interdisciplinary Seminar

Friday 24th May, The Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster, 10.00-17.00

Places are limited. To register by 21st May:

Confirmed speakers:

- Patricia Cahill, English, Emory University, USA

'Surface impressions: Skin terrors and textures in early modern moor plays'

- Sarah Casey, Contemporary Art, Lancaster University

- Tim Ingold, Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, UK

'Beyond superficiality and depth: Surfaces and the interstices of things'

- Celia Lury, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick, UK

'Interface methods and folded surfaces'

- Daniel Rozin, Interactive Digital Art, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, USA

- Jen Southern, Sociology and Digital Arts, Lancaster University, UK

- Kathryn Yusoff, Geography and Environment, Lancaster University UK

'Subterranean surfaces in the Anthropocene'

On Thursday 23rd May, 14.00 - 16.30, there will also be a workshop open to Lancaster staff and students, where those interested in surfaces can present 10 minute 'position papers'. Please send a 200 word abstract by Monday 6th May to the organisers:

The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars at Lancaster who work on surfaces in different disciplines and from different approaches. If you are interested in attending, please contact Beckie and Liz.

Accompanying the seminar is theSurfaces in the Making exhibition, The Reading Room, The Storey, 11.00-17.00,24th May - 1st June (excluding Sunday 26th).

There is an exhibition opening, Thursday 23rd May, 18.00, The Storey. All welcome!

This free exhibition explores ways of working on and with surfaces, and features work by:

Daniel Rozin(ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University)

Rozin works in the area of interactive digital art, creating installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence and point of view of the viewer.

Sarah Casey(Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University)

Casey is primarily engaged in making drawings that test the limits of visibility and material existence.

Karen Shepherdson(Media, Art and Design, Canterbury Christ Church University)

Shepherdson's work repeatedly examines both geographical and human liminal spaces through the photographic and mixed-media.

Jen Southern(Sociology, Lancaster University)

Southern and her collaborators work with hybrid places as lived environments, experimenting with the idea of what it might mean to inhabit media.


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Rebecca Coleman, Liz Oakley-Brown

Organising departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing, Sociology


| Home | Who's who? | Research Training | News and Events | Resources |

Graduate School, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YD, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510880 E-mail:
Copyright & Disclaimer | Privacy and Cookies Notice