Professor Alex Sharpe of the Law School, presents David Bowie Lectures in Australia


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Posted on 02 September 2016

Professor Alex Sharpe of the Law School, presents David Bowie Lectures in Australia

Alex took her David Bowie/Monster tour down under last month. Having kicked off the tour in April in Phoenix (ASU), the tour moved to Canberra (ANU) and then Brisbane (QUT). The lecture titled: ‘Scary Monsters: the hopeful undecidability of David Bowie’ (1947-2016) was delivered as a Public Lecture at ANU, while at QUT, it served as the keynote for a special symposium organised around the themes of ‘Monsters, Rebels, and Queers: Justice and the Outsider.’ See:

http://genderinstitute.anu.edu.au/scary-monsters-hopeful-undecidability-david-bowie-1947-2016

https://blogs.qut.edu.au/crime-and-justice-research-centre/2016/06/30/upcoming-symposium-hosted-by-cjrc-monsters-rebels-and-queers-justice-and-the-outsider/

The events were organised by the Faculty of  Law and the Institute of Gender Studies at ANU and by the Crime and Justice Research Centre at QUT.

She will be concluding her tour by presenting the lecture as the keynote at the ‘Bowie at Birkbeck’ event scheduled for 5th November (Guy Fawkes night) and organised by BIGS (Birkbeck Institute for Gender and Sexuality) and BIMI (Birkbeck Institute of the Moving Image). This event will be held at the Birkbeck Cinema and will be followed by a screening of Nick Roeg’s 1976 cult sci-fi film, The Man Who Fell to Earth and a panel discussion on the enormous cultural impact of David Bowie.

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