Secret Cinema

On May 5th 2011, I was invited by Secret Cinema to give a talk in the Old Vic Tunnels about Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 film, The Battle of Algiers.

Dr Amanda Crawley Jackson will talk about (post) colonial urbanism in Algeria, focusing particularly on the representation of the Casbah in The Battle of Algiers. Referring to her ongoing research on contemporary art from Algeria, she will address the relevance of The Battle of Algiers to contemporary audiences and in particular, its contribution to our understanding of contemporary global spatialities and the proliferation of what Giorgo Agamben has called ‘spaces of exception’.

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About PlastiCités
Amanda Crawley Jackson lectures in French at the University of Sheffield (UK). She specialises in existentialist philosophy, urban spatialities and contemporary visual arts from France and the French-speaking world.

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