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- JFIGS Friday Forum: Interdisciplinarity
*** NEW Venue *** University College London, UK More...
Published: Jul 15, 2014 1:24:16 PM
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
JFIGS Friday Forum: Interdisciplinarity
23 May 2014
The next JFIGS Friday Forum will focus on Interdisciplinarity, with talks from Martin Holbraad, Mary Fulbrook and Stephanie Bird, amongst others. To book your place, please visit the JFIGS Friday Forum page.