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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
Research & PhDs
UCL is home to a thriving research community in inter-disciplinary studies in the Arts and Humanities, and is located at the centre of a city that has few rivals for the study of culture. You can study a wide variety of specializations with faculty who are renowned experts in their fields.
UCL offers a number of graduate scholarships, the application deadlines for which tend to be early in the year.
How to Apply
Applicants are encouraged to send a research proposal to the director of the Graduate Programme of their choice . Please refer to the individual programme website for the appropriate director.
Your proposal should address your research aims and questions, some account of existing scholarship on the subject, a clear statement about your methodological approach, and a provisional chapter outline.
You should send this before submitting an
Your PhD proposal will enable the Centre to determine whether we are able to offer you supervision in your chosen area of research. Please do not submit more than one proposal at a time. You are strongly advised to submit a PhD proposal before submitting an online application.