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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


Humanity and Animality in 20th and 21st Century Culture: Narratives, theories, histories

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

The Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry

6 October 2013

Graduate Society for Researchers in SELCS and CMII

The Graduate Society for Comparative Cultural Inquiry will hold its first fortnightly discussion seminars on the 9th of October.

This seminar is an opportunity for Graduate Students in SELCS and CMII to present their work - a chapter, essay, a research, conference proposal, work in progress - to a group of peers in an informal setting, followed by a group discussion. It offers researchers and graduates the chance to get constructive feedback on their work from other PhD students, discuss their research, and join in the interdisciplinary exchange so important to the research community at UCL. 

It is also an excellent opportunity to socialise and meet other graduate students at UCL, as this can often be difficult in such a large university and in the Arts & Humanities in particular. 

Other than the person presenting, no preparation is required, all that is asked is that you show up and are willing to engage and contribute in the discussion. 

The discussion seminar takes place every second Wednesday in the FIGS Common Room, 17, Gordon Square at 18.00 and lasts 1-2 hours.

Every discussion seminar is accompanied by wine and nibbles.