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IV International Conference Translating Voices, Translating Regions, Conference Series

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Published: Jul 15, 2014 1:24:16 PM

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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

British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA) Autumn Graduate Reception

Publication date: Oct 15, 2013 9:10:51 AM

Start: Oct 22, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 22, 2013 7:30:00 PM

Location: The Old Refectory, South Cloisters, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT


Programme

Welcome and introductions:

Dr Elinor Shaffer, BCLA

Timothy Mathews, Professor of French and Comparative Criticism, Vice-Dean Research, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, UCL

‘Comparing by Being Overwhelmed. On being inspired by Alberto Giacometti’

Melanie Albright, UCL

‘No Place Like Home: Exilic Implications in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Camus’s The Fall’

Jeanne Hashemian, UCL

‘As Death Lies Dying: Paralysis of Death in the Trobriands’ Mythology and Ovid’s Metamorphosis”

Urvashi Vashist, UCL

‘The ‘Outsider’ and ‘The Independent, Mobile Republic’: Dialectics of Dissent In Virginia Woolf and Arundhati Roy’

We will follow these talks with a reception with wine, juice and food, and an opportunity for informal discussion.

Please do join us! All are welcome.
Free admission

Organised by British Comparative Literature Association, hosted by the UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities.