Shy Radicals and Shrinking Violets – WoWFest 2018
In Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics Of The Militant Introvert Hamja Ahsan has written a call to arms for the politically motivated introvert to quietly challenge extrovert-supremacist politics and assertiveness culture of the twenty first century while making real political change. Joe Moran in his social-cultural history Shrinking Violets charts shyness from antiquity to the present day and explores the different ways in which writers, scientists, artists and thinkers have tried to explain, ‘cure’ and occasionally celebrate it.
Hamja Ahsan is an activist, writer, curator and artist and author of Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics Of The Militant Introvert. He is a campaigner for prisoners, human rights and civil liberties under the War on Terror, and was shortlisted for the Liberty Human Rights awards for the Free Talha Ahsan campaign. He has presented art projects at Tate Modern, Gwangju Biennale, Shaanakht festival Pakistan and Shlipa Academy, Bangladesh. He co-founded DIY Cultures Festival in 2013 and has collaborated on the documentary entitled Liverpool & Hillsborough Solidarity Zine Collection (1981-2017).
Joe Moran is professor of English and cultural history at Liverpool John Moore’s University and a writer for the Guardian and other newspapers. His most recent books are Armchair Nation: An Intimate History of Britain in Front of the Television (2013) and Shrinking Violets: The Secret Life of Shyness (2016).
Event Date: Thursday 24th May – Thursday 24th May 2018
LOCATION: The Bluecoat, School Ln, Liverpool L1 3BX, UK
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