Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis, Wilson, Mark ORCID logo ORCID: and Brown, Chloe (2009) Snaebjornsdottir/Wilson/Brown. In: Kivland, Sharon, (ed.) Transmission: Host: The Stranger. Artwords Press, London, UK, p. 14. Full text not available from this repository.

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Transmission: Host is a series of chapbooks derived from an annual lecture series organised by Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Each week a host selects, presents, and looks after his or her guest. A critical engagement between host and guest is assumed. There is an ethics of hospitality, of making the stranger welcome. A host has a standard of conduct, and historically, hospitality has been seen as a code, a duty, a virtue, and a law. In this second series, each host invited a guest who was a stranger. Stranger' implies one who is not known, but also incorporates the foreigner, or indeed, the odd/eccentric/uncanny. Following Jacques Derrida, the stranger is one who is irreconcilably 'other' to oneself, but with whom one may co-exist without hostility, to whom one must respond and to whom one is responsible. The stranger reminds one of the other at the heart of one's being.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Artwords Press
ISBN: 9781906441203
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Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Fine Arts
Additional Information: Part of a Sheffield Hallam University project.
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Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 15:43
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