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Tanya Filer looks at how street art in Argentina is used to commemorate tragedies. More...
Commenting on the pope meeting with mafia victims' families for the first time, Professor John Dickie (UCL Italian) said: More...
Humanity and Animality in 20th & 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
Events relating to or organised by the Italian department at UCL will be posted here. More...
Starts: Sep 30, 2014 9:00:00 AM