Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween in Oxford...


Michael Lucey (Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley) will give two talks, on 31 October and 1 November (4th week)

At All Souls College (Hovenden Room)
at 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 31 October

"Typicality/Sexuality:  Leduc and Guibert with Bourdieu and Foucault".

At the Maison Française, Norham Road
At 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 1 November

"Proust and literature as language-in-use".

Professor Lucey’s publications include Never Say I: Sexuality and the First Person in Colette, Gide, and Proust (Duke University Press, 2006).
The Misfit of the Family: Balzac and the Social Forms of Sexuality (Duke University Press, 2003).
“Mystères de la chair” in Gerard Bonal and Frédéric Maget, eds., Cahiers de l’Herne. Colette. Pp. 231-38. Paris: Editions de l’Herne. 2011.
“Simone de Beauvoir and Sexuality in the Third Person” Representations 109 (Winter 2010): 95-121.

He is currently completing a book titled “Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities in French Literature, 1930-2005″. The working title for his next project is “How Do Novels Talk to Each Other? The Collective Production of Sociological Thinking.”

All Welcome

Convener: Professor Michael Sheringham (All Souls)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Work in progress

I'm working hard over the next few months to finish a book called Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities in French Literature since 1930.  It's a kind of sequel to my last book, Never Say I: Sexuality and the First Person in Colette, Gide, and Proust and it starts with a chapter on Colette in the 1930s. An excerpt of that chapter appeared in France in a new volume on Colette at the end of 2011. Another brief preview of the Colette material appeared in the bulletin of Berkeley's Townsend Center for the Humanities this spring. Other authors I am studying in this volume include Simone de Beauvoir, Jean Genet, Marguerite Duras, Violette Leduc, Hervé Guibert, and Robert Pinget....

Friday, January 27, 2012

Brentwood Yoga Workshop -- July 21, 2012

Asanas and Ropes--Moving towards freedom 

A Rope Wall Workshop with Michael Lucey

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

2-4:30pm $35 Pre-registration/$45 at the door

In this asana workshop, we'll explore how ropes can enhance the practice of a number of categories of poses: standing poses, forward bends, twisting poses, inversions, and backward bends in particular. We'll use ropes in every pose, sometimes combining them with other props, exploring how they can make certain difficult poses more available, how they can take us deeper into poses where we feel a little stuck, how they can bring new intelligence to various parts of our bodies, and thereby enhance our possibilities for movement and freedom in our practice. Students should have been practicing yoga for at least a year and be familiar with Salamba Sirsasana and Salamba Sarvangasana.

Abelove conference at NYU -- February 16-17, 2012