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Published: Jul 15, 2014 1:24:16 PM
Humanity and Animality in 20th and 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories. An Interdisciplinary Conference
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. More...
Starts: Sep 15, 2014 9:00:00 AM
Centre for Multidisciplinary & Intercultural Inquiry (CMII)
CMII fosters interdisciplinary, intercultural and international approaches to arts and humanities disciplines at a graduate level. It draws on expertise at UCL from diverse fields, including literature, art, film, history, politics, geography and philosophy, encouraging innovative approaches to the subject areas, whilst also drawing from the extraordinary resources of London.
Programmes & Research
The Centre for Multidisciplinary & Intercultural Inquiry is pleased to announce the Tagore Studentships for 2014-2015. There are six studentships, each of £5000. More...