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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

Film screening and conversation with Professor Colin MacCabe

Publication date: Feb 18, 2014 2:21:38 PM

Start: Mar 11, 2014 4:00:00 PM
End: Mar 11, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Location: Sir David Davies Lecture Theatre, G08, Roberts Building, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE

UCL Film Studies Presents: 

A film screening and conversation with Professor Colin MacCabe

Colin MacCabe is Distinguished Professor of English and Film at the University of Pittsburgh and also Visiting Professor in English and Film at UCL. He has written extensively about literature and cinema, and produced a number of films with Derek Jarman, Terence Davies, Isaac Julien and many others.

Films:

  • Ways of Listening (Colin MacCabe, 2013)
  • Spring (Christopher Roth, 2014).

The films are part of a film series on the life and work of the British writer and thinker John Berger.

Reception to follow.

All welcome.