Visibility and Violence: seeing the Syrian civil war

By Ellen Cheetham This short piece focuses on themes I am raising in a current research project around photography emerging from the Syrian civil war, mobilising a visual analysis to address not only how certain events are made ‘newsworthy’ in international media circuits, but which bodies and lives are reflected in such images as grievable.Continue reading “Visibility and Violence: seeing the Syrian civil war”

“The modulation of the material”: Language and materiality in Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Concrete poetry

By Charlie Jarvis This blog post considers the work of the poet, Ian Hamilton Finlay, in relation to “literary geography”, an interdisciplinary field that studies the places within literary works and the placing of these works within geographical milieux. In raising the question of the materiality of words – as sensible, physical beings in timeContinue reading ““The modulation of the material”: Language and materiality in Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Concrete poetry”