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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
Funded Masters-Level Study in China
UCL has been offered two fully funded studentships by Zhejiang University (ZJU) to study a Masters degree in Contemporary Chinese Studies, taught in English, over two years.
This programme will be of interest to any current UCL student – across all UCL subject domains – due to graduate this year, who sees the acquisition of first-hand knowledge about contemporary China as relevant to their own future interests.
Zhejiang University is one of the top-5 universities in China, located in the beautiful city of Hangzhou, 30 minutes by rapid train to Shanghai. The scholarship will include tuition; registration fee; living stipend of CNY 1,700 per month; free accommodation on campus; fees for laboratory experiment, internship, and basic learning materials; basic medical insurance including fees for outpatient medical services, accidental injury, and hospitalization medical treatment; one-time settlement subsidy of CNY 1,500; and possible research-related domestic travel fund.
UCL alumni who graduated with a UCL Masters degree 'with distinction' in 2012 or 2013 are eligible to apply, completing the ZJU programme in just one year.
Visiting students at UCL who are due to graduate from other universities are not eligible to apply.
If you are interested in applying for this programme please contact Andrew as soon as possible to discuss it, either by phone or by email.
Dr Andrew Pink
Tel: 020 7679 1050
UCL extension: 2 1050
UCL application deadline: 23 April at 10am. By this time all the required
application materials – as set out in the web link below - should have reached the UCL Office for International Affairs, 48
Gordon Square, c/o Dr Andrew Pink.
The two successful candidates will be notified by the end of the day on 30 April 2014.