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CFS: The Ivan Juritz Prize, 2017

The 2017 Ivan Juritz Prize features a new collaboration with Cove Park, Scotland. This year’s prize is launched alongside a series of exciting events, including appearances from writers Deborah Levy and Eimear McBride, at King’s College London.

About the prize

Postgraduates from institutions throughout the EU are invited to submit projects that exhibit formal or creative daring. These might include creative writing (up to 2000 words), images, films (up to 15 minutes), digital artefacts, performances, or musical compositions.

The prize is a collaboration between the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London and Cove Park, Scotland’s International Artist Residency Centre. Winners receive £1000 and spend the first two weeks of September at Cove Park, engaging in a residency and showcase. All shortlisted works are given a public performance at the prize-giving and are written up in the journal Textual Practice.

The prize will judged by Lisa Appignanesi, Michael Berkeley, Rachel Cusk, Dexter Dalwood, Julian Forrester, Jeremy Harding, Deborah Levy, Stephen Romer, and Fiona Shaw.

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Playing and Reality

Tues 18 Oct, 6.30-8.00pm, Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London WC2R 2LS

Olivier Castel, Brett Kahr and Deborah Levy in conversation with Kate Shorvon

Free discussion followed by a drinks reception

Book here.

Forty-five years ago the paediatrician and psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott published Playing and Reality, in which he suggested that play supplied the foundation of all human creativity. Rather more controversially, he thought play could not be reduced to fantasy, conscious or unconscious. The opposite of play is not reality but compliance and conformity, from which a ‘false self’ may result. It’s a notion that continues to be extremely enticing today not just for psychoanalysts but for artists and writers. Here, the Centre for the Humanities & Health and the Centre for Modern Literature & Culture join forces to bring together a novelist, visual artist, and psychoanalyst to discuss Winnicott’s ideas. Deborah Levy, Olivier Castel, and Brett Kahr will be in conversation with Kate Shorvon, discussing why Winnicott is so popular today? How important is play in today’s culture? What is the relationship between play and creativity? Visitors arriving at the event will have the opportunity to experience Winnicottian play for themselves, attempting his squiggle game on iPads.


Can we keep making it new?

Launch of the 2017 Ivan Juritz Prize

Wed,16 November 2016 6:30-8:00 pm Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London WC2R 2LS

Dexter Dalwood and Eimear McBride in conversation with Lara Feigel

Free discussion followed by a drinks reception

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For more details see the prize’s website.

How important or possible is it for the contemporary artist or writer to keep breaking formal boundaries? Is this compatible with the demands of the marketplace and how does this differ in the art world and the literary world?  How can we recognise the new when we are necessarily steeped in the old? Here acclaimed artist Dexter Dalwood and writer Eimear McBride will explore these questions in a discussion that launches the 2017 Ivan Juritz Prize.