The Cultural Theory cluster intersects with individual research interests to explore common themes and to formulate shared goals and interventions.
Based in BCMCR, but with membership across the University, the cluster aims to explore cultural theory in relation to contemporary politics in order to understand its application to everyday realities and practices.
The Cultural Theory cluster intersects with individual research interests to explore common themes and to formulate shared goals and interventions. Shared interests include: social movements; counter-hegemonic discourses; questions of gender, race, queer theory/politics; cultural labour and cultural work; temporal and spatial politics; the politics of education; art and activism; and practice-based research.
The group is also connected to the Soundings journal, with a view to extend the journal’s reach to different geographical areas and consistencies. The cluster organises events, including reading/discussion groups, screenings, panel discussions and other events. In 2021, members of the cluster organised ; the blog posts by contributors can be seen on the BCMCR website.
In 2022, cluster members will organise a study day based around Stuart Hall’s classic text, ‘New Ethnicities’, to coincide with, a film installation by John Akomfrah on the life and work of Stuart Hall at the Midlands Arts Centre. Details are forthcoming.