Symposium 1: Raymond Williams in Europe - Wednesday, September 29, 2021

10.00 Opening the Centenary Symposia.

Daniel Williams introduces Merryn Williams (Raymond Williams’s daughter) who will launch the Centenary Symposia.

10.30 – 11.30

Phoebe Braithwaite, Harvard University
Raymond Williams and Stuart Hall

Julian Preece, Swansea University
Raymond Williams and Elias Canetti

11.30 – 11.45 Break.

11.45 - 12.45
Rhian Jones, Red Pepper Magazine.
Raymond Williams and the Break-up of Britain

Kirsti Bohata, Swansea University
Williams and Environmentalism

12.45 – 1.15. Lunch Break

1.15 – 1.45
Harald Pittel, University of Potsdam
Feelings without Structure: A Cultural Materialist View of Populism and Affective Politics.

1.45 - 2.30
From the German New Left to Ethnic Modernism
Werner Sollors, Harvard University in discussion with Daniel G. Williams

2.30 Close. Evening Event 6 – 7.30


Evening Event 6 – 7.30

A Creative Response to Raymond Williams as Psycho-Geographer

Jon Gower
Aled Singleton
Marega Palser

This is an image of Jon Gower and Marega Plaster

A Creative Response to Raymond Williams as Psycho-Geographer

In this presentation we consider how place and time were significant to Raymond Williams. In particular, Aled Singleton and Jon Gower pick elements of Border Country to explore how the structure of feeling concept is applied to capture the specificity of everyday life.
Performance artist Marega Palser gives short responses to a dialogue between Jon and Aled. We hope that the event inspires people to consider walking and site-specific performance as a means for future creative research.