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‘Eyes Wide Shut’: The Fantasies and Disavowals of Education Policy

Published: 21 March 2018

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Professor Matthew Clarke's inaugural lecture is on Thursday 22nd March at the De Grey Lecture Theatre

Professor Clarke’s lecture will see him unravel our established conceptions of the education policy to propose a new, ideological vision. His thoughts and theories will be imaginatively woven through a narrative based on an extensive understanding of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, as he draws comparisons between his vision and Kubrick’s; in what promises to be an intriguing and insightful presentation.

Matthew Clarke’s research in educational policy is internationally recognised. His contributions to a new, interdisciplinary field that merges political and psychoanalytic theory have provided new and significant insights into the global policy issues in education and teacher education.

He came to York St John University in 2015 as Chair Professor in Education, having previously taught and researched at UNSW, Australia, the University of Hong Kong, the Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates, and the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Professor Clarke’s undergraduate studies were in Politics and Philosophy at Oxford, followed by a move into Education, in which he holds a PGCE (Primary) from the University of Surrey, as well as a PGDE (TESOL), M.Ed. and PhD from the University of Melbourne.

Matthew also serves on the editorial boards for Power and Education, Other Education: A Journal of Educational Alternatives and the Journal of Language, Identity and Education.

To book your place at the lecture, which takes place at the De Grey Lecture Theatre on Thursday 22 March 2018 at 5:45pm, please visit the events page.

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