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Sam Ladkin : Crossing Borders

Independent Dance continues its Crossing Borders 2015 series with a talk from Sam Ladkin.

10 November | 7 - 8.30pm
It is tempting under the duress of our current conditions to defend the value of the arts, but are defences self-defeating?

During this talk, Sam will discuss the subject of his forthcoming book Against Value in the Arts. The book diagnoses the counter-intuitive effects of the rhetoric of value. Against Value uncovers figures of resentment, disenchantment and alienation fostered by the dogma of value. It argues instead that value judgments can behave insidiously, and incorporate aesthetic, ethical or ideological values fundamentally opposed to the “value” they purportedly name and describe.
Sam Ladkin (PhD Cambridge, MSc Edinburgh, BA Sussex) is a senior lecturer in the School of English at the University of Sheffield, where he directs the Centre for Poetry and Poetics and from where he runs the New York School Symposia.

Tickets start at £6.50 (£5 concession)
To book, please call 020 7091 9650 or email info@independentdance.co.uk


Dr Sam Ladkin | talks


Date and Time:

10 November 2015 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Independent Dance
Siobhan Davies Studios
85 St George's Road
020 7091 9650

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£6.50 (£5 concession)

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To book, please call 020 7091 9650 or email info@independentdance.co.uk

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