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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

Pleasure, Pain & the Capacity to Relate

Publication date: Apr 25, 2014 2:59:53 PM

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

Location: Roberts G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1H 0AT

Johan Wierix engraving, Melancholia I

Psychoanalysis and the arts have always been companions: Freud draws on Sophocles and Michelangelo; Jung on Hesse; and Lacan and Irigaray on Aeschylus. Renowned theorist and practitioner of psychoanalysis and gender theory Juliet Mitchell joins Timothy Mathews for a conversation exploring how art and psychoanalysis speak to each other and to life.

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