Seminar Series

Heroes, Heroines and Villains


a statue of Hindenburg with the Victory Column in the background
'You don't have to be a weather man to know which way the wind blows' : the urban cowboy.
Mike Sutton
'Le Corbusier - villain or hero'?
Tom Faulkner
'Mikoian the ice cream man and the heroines of the Socialist Food Industry'.
Susie Reid
Thinking the City: Advertising Culture and Carlylian Vision in Ford Madox Brown's 'Work'.
Colin Trodd
Adolf Loos: for and against Vienna
Janet Stewart
'Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitman?': British perceptions of German sports stars as heroes and villains.
David Head


Sex in the City


old postcard of Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse in Berlin
Patricians and Partners in Venice
Alex Cowan
Swinging Chicks in Sixties London
Hilary Moreton
Urban Perversion. Fantasy and the pornographic city in ' Highlander' (1986)
Paul Barlow
"Gross Material Facts" : Sexuality and the City in Walter Sickert's Camden Town Paintings
David Peters Corbett
Penetration Fails
Diane Morgan
Viennese Lust
Jill Lewis
Lustmord in Munich
Tony McElligott
Sexuality and the City :Berlin 1905-1908
Dorothy Rowe


Talk of the Town: The Modern European City and its Discourses


Idle Speech: The Discourse of Scurrility in Early Modern England
Dermot Cavanagh
Infectious Enthusiasms: Influence, Contagion and the Experience of Rome
Richard Wrigley
Cris de la Ville
David Gray
Political Networks in Provincial France
Maire Cross
Documenting the City: Culture and Category in Imperial Vienna
Tim Kirk
The Power of Rumour in Early Modern French Cities
Penny Roberts
Symphonies and the City: Vertov, Ruttman, and the Representation of Urban Modernity in Modern British Writing
Keith Williams
Gruss aus Wien
Jill Steward
The Cafe and the Street: City Life in Modern German Art
Malcolm Gee