We are very pleased to have Dr Ricarda Vidal coming to talk to the Fine Art course on Friday 8th November. She will be speaking about her work and the students will be able to ask questions they have after her presentation.
Ricarda holds a PhD in Cultural Studies (London Consortium/ Birkbeck). For her first book, Death and Desire in Car Crash Culture: A Century of Romantic Futurisms (Peter Lang, 2013) she researched the fascination with speed and the car crash in cultural production. Currently she is co-editing a collection of essays on contemporary approaches to death (Berghahn, 2014) and a collection of essays on Alternative Worlds (Berghahn, 2014). Before joining King’s College London, Ricarda was Lecturer in Visual Culture at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London.
Apart from her academic career she also works as translator and curator. Together with the artist Sam Treadaway she runs the bookwork project Revolve:R, and together with Jenny Chamarette (Queen Mary) she directs Translation Games, a research and exhibition project around the theme of translation in literature and the fine arts.
Further information: www.ricardavidal.com
Friday 8th November, 11.30 am , Fine Art Meeting Room, All Welcome!
'Death and desire in Car Crash Culture, A Century of Romantic Futurisms' Dr Ricarda Vidal, 2013