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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

Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suss'

Publication date: Feb 18, 2014 4:19:44 PM

Start: Mar 3, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Location: Pearson Lecture Theatre, Pearson Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Introduced by Erica Carter (KCL)

First screening of 'Portraying Perpetrators', a film series organized by the “Reverberations of World War II” group at UCL

'Veit Harlan was one of Nazi Germany's most notorious filmmakers. [...] This documentary is an eye-opening examination of World War II film history as well as the story of a German family from the Third Reich to the present; one that is marked by reckoning, denial and liberation.' - IMDB

The film will be shown in the original version with English subtitles.