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Discord and Consensus: 10th Biennial Conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies

Start: Sep 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM
End: Sep 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

All countries, regions and institutions are ultimately built on a degree of consensus, on a collective commitment to a concept, belief or value system. This consensus is continuously rephrased and reinvented through a narrative of cohesion and challenged by expressions of discontent and discord.

The Language of Persuasion: Linguistic Approaches to its Theory and Practice in the Classical World

Start: Sep 10, 2014 11:00:00 AM
End: Sep 12, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Rethorica
Persuasion is a psychological phenomenon which is deeply connected to language. The focus of the conference is to explore the nature and role of persuasion as linguistic exercise in classical literature and culture from a variety of different perspectives.

Literatuur en ‘wij’: The challenge of community in contemporary art from the Low Countries

Start: Sep 10, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Sep 10, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Dr Henriëtte Louwerse from the University of Sheffield will give the opening lecture of the 10th biennial conference of the Association for Low Countries Studies. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the North Cloisters.

"...And Thereafter: the impact of World War One on the Jews and their Europe"

Start: Sep 11, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Organised by the Jewish Historical Society of England and the Institute of Jewish Studies, UCL

Poetry evening with Ester Naomi Perquin

Start: Sep 11, 2014 5:45:00 PM
End: Sep 11, 2014 7:45:00 PM

Ester Perquin
Join us for an evening of poetry with award winning Dutch poet Ester Naomi Perquin. Ester worked as a prison guard in order to finance her creative writing classes in Amsterdam. Her debut volume, Servetten halfstok (Napkins at Half-Mast), was published in 2007 and received a number of prizes including the Liegend Konijn prize and the Lucy B. and C.W. van der Hoogt prize. Her latest volume, Celinspecties (Cell inspections), was published in early 2012 and was awarded the VSB Poetry Prize for the best volume of 2013.

Humanity and Animality in 20th & 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories. An Interdisciplinary Conference

Start: Sep 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 16, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Book
This interdisciplinary conference takes up an important debate in a field of growing importance in the humanities, where animal studies, post-humanism, and eco-criticism have surged in recent years.

Humanity and Animality in 20th & 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories. An Interdisciplinary Conference

Start: Sep 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 16, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Book
This interdisciplinary conference takes up an important debate in a field of growing importance in the humanities, where animal studies, post-humanism, and eco-criticism have surged in recent years.The definition of mankind seems necessarily to pass through an understanding of what constitutes the animal. Philosophically, what distinguishes, or indeed brings together humanity and animality has been the subject of debate from Aristotle’s understanding of man as ‘zôon logon echon’ and from Kant’s view of man’s treatment of animals as an insight into the true nature of humankind, Derrida’s seminars on ‘the beast and the sovereign’, up to Agamben’s recent theory of ‘bare life’ as the breakdown of the barrier between man and animal.

Humanity and Animality in 20th and 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories. An Interdisciplinary Conference

Start: Sep 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM
End: Sep 16, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Book
This interdisciplinary conference takes up an important debate in a field of growing importance in the humanities, where animal studies, post-humanism, and eco-criticism have surged in recent years.
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