The Bodies in Movement Seminar Series presents Stuart Elden, 2nd July, Edinburgh, 2-6pm

The Bodies in Movement Seminar Series, with the support of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), is excited to present Stuart Elden, Professor in the Department of Geography at Durham University, as our third and last guest speaker for our Spring-Summer 2012 series of seminars. The afternoon seminar will take place on 2 July at IASH in Edinburgh.

Elden’s challenging and interdisciplinary work in human geography and geopolitics has garnered him international recognition in a broad range of research fields. His present interests now turn towards Shakespearean geographies, “territory” and its definitional entanglements, and a critical revisioning of the forces at play in both text and territory when each informs the other. At this BiM Seminar, Elden turns a scrutinising eye on Coriolanus (the text and its recent 2011 cinematic counterpart starring Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler), then we open the floor to intimate discussion of his recent related work.

This is a free event, but booking is essential. Participants are asked to read the following texts in advance, which will be provided by the organisers upon confirmation of attendance:


·“Land, Terrain, Territory.” Progress in Human Geography 34.6: 799-817.
·“The Geopolitics of King Lear: Territory, Land, Earth.” Law and Literature 25(forthcoming).

To secure a place at the seminar, please email one of the conference organisers. Further details on the BiM Seminar Series is available here.

Lena Wånggren (l.e.wanggren@sms.ed.ac.uk)
Kamillea Aghtan (kamillea@hotmail.com)
Karin Sellberg (k.j.k.sellberg@gmail.com)

Seminar Timetable

·                     2:00-2:15pm Introduction
·                     2:15-3:15pm Key Speaker
·                     3:15-3:45pm Tea and Coffee
·                     3:45-4:45pm Responses
·                     4:45-6:00pm Open Discussion

The seminar will be held at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, 2 Hope Park Square, Edinburgh EH8 9NW.