Courtauld Library, 2012
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My course for this term is ‘Questions of Feminism’ with professor Mignon Nixon. Unfortunately The Courtauld hasn’t given me any specific readings for the course. So I thought it’d be best to turn to the Internet and the people who know best.
Here are a few things I’ve already done:
- I’ve started with Nixon’s talk on Art, Theory, and the Critique of Ideology.
- Dear twitter comrogues have recommended LIES journal of materialist feminism.
- I already subscribe to @stavver’s blog.
- Had a read through Sophie Davidson’s zine ‘Girls’.
- Talked to my friends.
If anyone at all can give any more advice or chat then let me know.
The summer holiday is basically over for me now. It’s been good, but I don’t feel that I’ve got as much done as I would have liked to. I barely took any photographs, I found there were few if any jobs in Manchester, and a lack of money meant that many adventures couldn’t be had.
I’m travelling down to London on Saturday and helping out at the Courtauld’s reception evening for new students. After that I’ll be crashing at friends’ and looking for a house (we still haven’t found one). I’ll be back in Manchester soon though to pick up the rest of my stuff, so if I haven’t managed to meet any of you recently you’ll see me again soon.
Good news: I might be working at the SUNDAY Art Fair in London.
Today I finally received the email telling me which courses I’d be studying next year. Thankfully I got the ones I asked for: Architecture in 15th Century Italy and Questions of Feminism.
We haven’t been given the reading lists yet, but if anyone could name some good books to get started on then I’d be thankful.
Yesterday I officially finished my first year at the Courtauld. It still doesn’t feel like the end though, I think it’ll take a few days for me to realise that I’m free now until October.
On Monday I’ll be travelling back to Manchester and staying at home for a while, before returning to London to clear my halls and head off to France with a few friends.
I’ve got a few plans for this summer, and I want to make it really productive and enjoyable. I’ll probably be applying for bar jobs in Manchester, and certainly looking to volunteer at galleries or exhibitions. I’ll also be reading books, practising drawing, watching films, and taking photos and 8mm film of various adventures.
If you want to meet up in Manchester or London (or even Edinburgh) then let me know.
Yesterday I went with my friends on a trip to Brighton for Alicia’s birthday.
The weather was miserable when we first got there, but a few of us still dived into the sea. It brightened up as we dried off on the pier and went for a go on the dodgems. I got a 99 and we had proper fish and chips and beer on the beach. We then wandered round and went to a couple of pubs before getting on the train back to London.
I used up two whole rolls of film, which I’m just about to get developed and uploaded.
Larry of Larryography gave me an envelope full of spare slides from the Courtauld slide library. I’ll scan them in properly when I’m next in Manchester. Above is one of my favourites.
Somerset House, London, United Kingdom, August 2011.
That building is my university.