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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

Reading and Reception Seminars Spring Term Programme announced

28 January 2014

The Spring Term programme for the Reading and Reception Studies Seminars has now been confirmed.

These informal seminars consider both critical approaches (all varieties of reader-response theory and critical reception in books, periodicals and the work of other authors) and material approaches (history-of-the-book topics relating to publication, distribution and circulation).

For details of seminars and related events, please refer to the Seminar Programme for Spring Term 2014