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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

From Phantasmagoria to Science!

Publication date: Apr 25, 2014 2:52:46 PM

Start: May 27, 2014 1:00:00 PM
End: May 27, 2014 2:00:00 PM

Location: Wilkins Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Lantern slide show

Forget PowerPoint, Blu-ray and HD, be entertained, amazed and enlightened by the leading edge technology of the 19th Century. Join Cristina Massaccesi and UCL Museums curator Nick Booth to recreate a magic lantern show with live piano accompaniment by Anthony Davie.

Eventbrite - From Phantasmagoria to Science!